CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepares for the runoff election in April, he might need to rethink the city’s red light camera program.
White co-chairs the mayor’s re-election campaign, and he said he’s prepared to take Emanuel to black churches and community meetings so he can regain African-American votes he’s lost in his first term.
“He’s gotta educate the people that he’s concerned about the future of this wonderful city, concerned about educating our youth, making sure that they get the kind of education that they deserve, and that he’s going to be more visible in the African-American community than he has thus far,” he said.
White acknowledged some voters remain angry over getting tickets from red light cameras.
“He has to rethink those red lights and those cameras. That’s going to be up to him,” White said.