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      Bigger punishments for misusing disable parking passes in Illinois

      Illinois is strengthening penalties for handicap parking violations.

      Misusing a disability parking placard or license plate could result in the loss of your license for up to six months on the first offense. A second offense would result in loss of your license for a year along with a thousand dollar fine.

      If you use a placard issued to a deceased person, it is considered a class A felony. That carries a minimum penalty of losing your license for a year and a $2,500 fine.

      Illinois will see 150 new laws in 2013.

      Some of which include a ban on the possession of shark fins to prohibitions on employers asking job applicants for social-media passwords.

      You'll also see pay 2 dollars more for Illinois license plates to help fund overdue state-park repairs.