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Pedestrians Undercover

Chicago police on foot to issued fines of $500 to drivers

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    Pedestrians Undercover
    You never know who may step in front of you when you're making your way through traffic.

    Those police officers posing as pedestrians on the streets of Chicago are coming back and this time they're bringing their ticket books.

    After last year's sting operation resulted in dozens of motorists being pulled over and lectured about how they'd broken the law, police and the city's transportation department decided to bring the undercover officers back.

    This time, motorists who barrel past the undercover officers trying to cross the street will be given tickets that carry fines as high as $500.

    Police say the first two-hour sting operation will be on April 20 and they'll be at least two more every week through the end of the year.