City budget with higher fines, fees expected to be approved today

2:47 a.m. CST, November 16, 2011

Chicago aldermen are expected to pass Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $6.3 billion budget plan by a wide margin today.

Chicagoans who abide by city rules face higher fees for water, vehicle stickers and garage parking.

And woe to city residents who run afoul of the law. Not only are they on the hook for all of the above, they’ll also face steeper fines.