Northwestern Gets $311,778 To Study Red-Light Camera ProgramNorthwestern University will be paid $311,778 to study red-light camera enforcement and chart a path forward for a despised program built on a $2 million bribery scandal that paid a convicted bureaucrat $1,500 for every additional intersection.
Former City Official Convicted Of Red Light Camera Bribery SchemeA former top city official has been convicted of all charges accusing him of taking up to $2 million in bribes and illicit gifts in exchange for steering more than $100 million in red light camera contracts to an Arizona firm.
Openings Expected In Red Light Camera Bribery TrialJohn Bills is accused of fixing a key commission vote to secure an initial deal for Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. in 2003. Redflex later signed other deals for Chicago's first red light enforcement program.
Former City Official's Red Light Cameras Bribery Trial To StartJury selection in John Bills' trial gets underway Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Chicago U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon will be among the trial prosecutors.
Judge Hears Arguments On New Red Light Camera LawsuitThe suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.
City Suing Former Red Light Camera ContractorChicago is suing former red-light camera contractor Redflex Traffic Systems in the wake of a guilty plea in federal court by its one-time CEO.
Former Red Light Camera Company CEO Pleads Guilty To BriberyProsecutors say the former executive at Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a retired Chicago official to secure $124 million in city contracts.
Ban On Red Light Cameras In Smaller Towns Passes Illinois HouseIf passed, the legislation would take away the authority of non-home-rule municipalities to use red light cameras after Jan. 1, 2017.
Lawsuit Accuses City Of "Skipping A Step" In Red Light And Speed Camera TicketingCash-strapped Chicago should be forced to refund $600 million in red-light and speed camera tickets dating back to 2003 because it “skipped a step” and denied motorists due process, a lawsuit filed Monday argues.
Effort To Phase Out Red Light Cams Fizzles Out At City Council MeetingAn effort to begin phasing out Chicago’s Red Light Camera system was derailed at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago To Remove 50 Red Light CamerasThe city of Chicago is going to be removing 50 red light cameras at 25 intersections across the city.
Garcia Steps Up Attack On Cameras: 'Time To End The Red Light Ripoff'Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has taken a harsher stance against the city’s red light cameras, as he steps up his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel.