CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

red light cameras

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

Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery Case

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.

09/10/2014

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

Emanuel: “I Convicted” Former Red Light Operator Before Federal Indictment

“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.

08/15/2014

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

Judge Determines Yellow Lights Too Short, Throws Out Red Light Tickets

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.

08/12/2014

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

Activists Protest Red Light Cameras At Intersection Where Spikes Occurred

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.

07/26/2014

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

Are Days Numbered For Red-Light Cameras?

Reports of red light camera “ticket spikes” for thousands of motorists have energized those who have long opposed traffic enforcement cameras.

07/25/2014

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

City To Offer 9,000 People New Chance To Contest Red Light Camera Tickets

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.

07/23/2014

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

Wagusepack: Mayor ‘Needs To Take The Lead’ On Red Light Camera Problems

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.

07/23/2014

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

Lawsuit Seeks Partial Refund For Red Light Tickets

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.

07/18/2014

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

Former City Official Arrested In Red Light Camera Scandal

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.

05/14/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Rahm Puts Brakes On Motorcade; Caught Speeding, Running Lights

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to put reports of his motorcade speeding near schools and running red lights behind him on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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

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

Red Light Camera

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

more