Chicago City Council Approves Red Light Camera Settlement

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a done deal as far as Chicago’s City Council is concerned.

The Chicago City Council gave final approval on Wednesday to a settlement that will mean millions in refunds and forgiven fines for some drivers who didn’t get due process when caught by red light and speed cameras.

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Chicago aldermen were pretty unified in approving the $39-million settlement over the city’s red light camera program. And there was an unexpected alliance when Alderman Scott Waguespack, a member of the council’s progressive caucus voiced a complaint about Redflex, the company that used to run the program and admitted to bribing its way into city business.

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“The only thing that I find disturbing here is that we are allowing Redflex to be designated and allowed back into city doors as a responsible vendor.

Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke joined the chorus.

“I don’t find myself in agreement often with Alderman Waguespack, but I do agree with him today.”

Mayor Emanuel fired the company in the past.

A judge still needs to sign off on the settlement.

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