Handicapped parking New Disabled Parking Rules For 2014 By Mike Moen • Dec 19, 2013 Sec. of State Illinois wants to crack down on those who abuse the handicapped parking system. A new state law that takes effect January 1st creates tougher requirements for free parking in spots that have meters. No Excuse For Parking Abuse: Not Even Black Friday! By Susan Stephens • Nov 23, 2012 The shopping malls are packed already this morning: Black Friday has been underway for hours. Temperatures are short and patience is thin, so be careful where you park.