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Social Services Workers Disciplined For Illegal Parking
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 10, 2005

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--Three state employees have been disciplined for parking illegally in spaces reserved for motorists with disabilities.

The three, all employees of the Illinois Department of Human Services, were parking for free using placards that had been legally issued to other drivers.

The Department coordinates a number of services for Illinois residents, and includes the divisions of Developmental Disabilities, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Rehabilitation Services.

WFLD-TV discovered and reported that Celena Jeffries, Amanda Howard and Tina Flemons had been parking illegally near DHS's administration building.

DHS spokesman Tom Green said Wednesday that all three "owned up to using the placards illegally and agreed to stop". He said that in at least one case, the placard had belonged to a family member.

Green did not indicate how any of the three were disciplined.


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