Police patrol for drivers illegally parking in handicapped-accessible spots across Illinois

A crackdown is underway across Illinois to stop drivers from illegally parking in spots reserved for people with disabilities. Drivers misusing handicapped-accessible parking placards is a problem all year long, but authorities said it actually picks up around the holidays. Illinois Secretary of State Police are patrolling busy areas, looking for drivers who are illegally using the parking placards and checking that the cardholder is present with the car…