City Motorcyclists Slam Ald. Reilly's Proposed $1,000 Noisy Muffler Fine

CHICAGO — Chicago bikers had a few choice words for Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) after he proposed raising fines on noisy motorcycle mufflers to as much as $1,000: "ridiculous" and "exorbitant."

The alderman introduced an ordinance last week that would handle "noise pollution" by targeting altered mufflers — which Reilly calls "a major quality-of-life issue" in his River North and Downtown ward. If it passes, maximum fines will increase from $100 to $1,000.

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