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City’s Red Light Camera Revenue Continues To Drop

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.

03/25/2014

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Revolt Brewing Over Chicago’s Traffic Cameras

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.

01/31/2014

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Group Collecting Signatures To Abolish Red Light, Speed Cameras

A group trying to do away with red light and speed cameras says it’s about halfway to its goal of collecting 100,000 signatures from voters, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/02/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Is City Hall Banking On Speed Cameras To Balance The Budget?

Newly introduced speed cameras may be the answer for Chicago city officials who struggling to plug a projected $300 million hole in the next budget. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/03/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City To Remove 18 Red Light Cameras

CHICAGO (CBS) – For drivers who hate Chicago’s red light cameras, here is some welcome news: The city is pulling the plug on a few of them. The city says by the end of January, […]

10/02/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

State Senator Wants To Add 1 Second To Yellow Light At Every Intersection

An Illinois State Senator hopes the third time’s the charm as he tries to give drivers a break at intersections with red light cameras.

09/16/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light Cameras

The city’s Inspector General said Tuesday that an audit of the red light camera program cannot back up City Hall claims that the cameras have been placed at Chicago’s most dangerous intersections.

05/14/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Another Suburb Ditches Red Light Cameras

The city of Geneva is the latest to end its program to catch red-light runners with cameras. Its two cameras, on Randall Road at Fargo Boulevard and Williamsburg Avenue, are being removed after the 3-year period for the program ended this past weekend.

03/11/2013

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Critics: Chicago Red-Light Cameras Cheat On Yellow Lights

Chicago’s yellow lights are indeed set for three seconds, just at the absolute federal minimum for safety. But in the most of the area’s suburbs, yellows last 4 seconds to 4.5 seconds. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

02/21/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Bars Red Light Camera Firm From Bidding On Speed Cameras

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that his move to block a new contract for the operator of Chicago’s red light camera program shows the city has “zero tolerance” for ethical violations.

WBBM Newsradio–10/17/2012

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City Adopts Strategies To Weed Out Dangerous Cab Drivers

A city commissioner is crediting CBS 2 for helping set up new screening methods to keep dangerous cab drivers off the road. Pam Zekman reports.

06/21/2012

An Illinois lawmaker wants to lengthen yellow lights at "photo enforced" intersections. (CBS)

Plan For Longer Yellow Lights At ‘Photo Enforced’ Intersections Stalls In House

A proposal to add an extra second to yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras has stalled in the Illinois House, and prospects for passage anytime soon appear unlikely.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Ally Not Guaranteed Piece Of Speed Camera Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Tuesday that one of his big supporters is not a shoo-in to make money from the speed camera enforcement program he’s planning, and will have to bid for the contract like any other company that wants it.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

An Illinois lawmaker wants to lengthen yellow lights at "photo enforced" intersections. (CBS)

Lawmaker Wants Longer Yellow Lights At ‘Photo Enforced’ Intersections

Legislation coming out of Springfield would force traffic lights with red-light cameras to add one additional second to the length of the yellow light. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

03/08/2012

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets

Do red-light cameras prevent accidents or just generate money for city governments? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

02/20/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Approves City’s Plan To Bust Speeders With Cameras

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the City of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Putting ‘Finishing Touches’ On Speed Camera Legislation

A day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged him to sign legislation allowing cameras to catch speeders near Chicago schools, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would act soon, but hinted he might have some changes in mind.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel To Quinn: Sign Bill To Allow Speed Cameras Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow the city to use cameras to catch speeders near city schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

A red light in Chicago. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cabbie Red-Light Tickets Aren’t Reported To Regulators

The city department that regulates cab drivers is not receiving notification when they get caught by Chicago’s red-light cameras. Why not? CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

01/06/2012

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Naperville Red Light Cameras To Be History Later Tuesday

Effective later Tuesday, the red light cameras in Naperville will be taken offline permanently.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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