There are no permits to wander the intersections. The City recognizes 3 official tag days on which officially recognized charities are authorized to solicit donations on the public way.
Are these the people you are talking about?
Spring = Chicago Childrens Benefit League
Fall = Chicago Federation of Aged and Adult Charities
There is one more which date is controlled by the City Council
Any other solicitation on City Streets is prohibited.
Street vendors are not allowed. They are subject to ticketing and confiscation of their goods. Fines can run as high as $250.
PS. The red light cameras may not be popular but they sure do help with the budget. You drivers who make right turns on red without stopping help the rest of us out. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Machine
OK, Red Light Cameras really strike a nerve with me.
I can't stand them. Their primary target is people not coming to a complete 1 second stop on a red light. How can a city claim to be doing this in the name of public safety when at the same time they issue permits for people to wander around busy intersections at rush hour to collect money?
I know the answer...I'm just saying.