red light cameras

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

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

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

Red Light Cameras

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

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

Lawmakers Approve Speed Cameras For Chicago

State lawmakers have approved legislation to allow the city of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near city schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Red Light Cameras

Red Light Cameras To Be Taken Offline In Naperville

Drivers in Naperville are going to get a break from red light cameras.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Red Light Camera

State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For Chicago

You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011

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

Doctors, CPS Support Push For Speed Cameras Near Schools

Doctors at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Chicago Public Schools officials said they support Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to use red light cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

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

Mayor Wants To Use Red Light Cameras To Catch Speeders

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he’s pushing for state lawmakers to allow the city to use its red light cameras to catch speeding drivers near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

Red Light Cameras

Elk Grove Village Plans To Reinstall Red Light Cameras

A suburb that pulled out controversial red light cameras eight months ago is putting them back in after finding that accidents spiked after they were removed.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

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