red light cameras
The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.
In the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.
Opponents of Chicago’s red light cameras have a new ally – Mayoral Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports he’s calling for them to stop issuing tickets.
The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.
Five justices who heard the case couldn’t garner the four votes required to render a ruling. That means the case is dismissed and a ruling by Illinois’ 1st District Appellate Court deeming the law constitutional stands.
The Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.
Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
on-functioning equipment at red-light camera intersections have led to more than 45,000 violations going undetected. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Karen Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.
Before a traffic light turns red in Chicago, it’s supposed to sit on yellow for three seconds. But a Chicago judge says that’s not always happening and some people are getting tickets they don’t deserve.
Activists on a campaign to get rid of red light and speed cameras in Chicago are out protesting today, buoyed by the Tribune’s analyses that found thousands of people may be due refunds for tickets they didn’t deserve.
Reports of red light camera “ticket spikes” for thousands of motorists have energized those who have long opposed traffic enforcement cameras.
In the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they’ll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine.
A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
A Chicago man has filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the city’s former red light camera vendor, claiming the company should provide approximately $100 million in refunds to motorists caught by the cameras, because it only got the contract through bribery.
A former city official has been arrested for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to steer $124 million worth of red light camera contracts to a company that has since been booted from the program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to put reports of his motorcade speeding near schools and running red lights behind him on Wednesday.
Figures obtained by The Expired Meter website showed the number of red light camera tickets issued in 2013 dropped 5 percent compared to 2012, and were down 20 percent over the last five years.
Citizens Against Red Light Cameras –- now including speed cameras –- have gathered 52,000 signatures on a petition to call on the City Council to abolish the cameras. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.