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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (R) has lunch with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on election day February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  White is co-chair of Emanuel's re-election campaign. Emanuel was forced into a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, to be held on April 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesse White: Emanuel “Has To Rethink” Red Light Camera Program Ahead Of Runoff

White co-chairs the mayor’s re-election campaign, and he said he’s prepared to take Emanuel to black churches and community meetings so he can regain African-American votes he’s lost in his first term.

15 hours ago

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

Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera Intersections

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

01/30/2015

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

Mayoral Candidates Denounce Red Light Camera Program At West Side Forum

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.

01/10/2015

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

Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera Program

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.

12/22/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia Calls For Moratorium On Red Light Camera Tickets

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.

12/21/2014

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

Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

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.

12/19/2014

A red-light camera in Melrose Park (CBS)

Legal Challenge To Red-Light Cameras Runs Out Of Gas At Illinois High Court

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.

11/20/2014

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

Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Red Light Camera Lawsuit

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.

11/20/2014

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

Speed Cameras Net City $50M Less Than Expected

Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

10/16/2014

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

Inspector General Finds Problems With Red-Light Camera System

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.

10/10/2014

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

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