A Chicago motorist has filed a lawsuit demanding millions of dollars in refunds for tickets issued by school zone speed cameras on days when classes were not in session.
Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
The city has named 12 new locations it will install speed cameras at through the fall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to put reports of his motorcade speeding near schools and running red lights behind him on Wednesday.
The cameras were placed at 5471 W. Higgins Ave. last month, and have been issuing warnings since then.
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.
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.
Drivers will officially be ticketed beginning Saturday if they’re caught speeding by traffic cameras near Prosser Career Academy High School in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
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.
Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein — best known for spearheading the mayor’s effort to make the city more bike friendly, and for bringing speed cameras to city streets — is stepping down to return to the private sector.
Speed cameras are the city’s latest attack on your pocketbook. They say it’s for safety but it will also generate piles of cash. But drivers are finding ways to avoid paying the fines.
Speeders beware: you get one more warning before speed cameras at Gompers Park on the Northwest Side start issuing tickets for $35 to $100. It won’t be long before cameras at three other parks start issuing tickets, either.
The city’s nine speed-sensing cameras have captured more than 200,000 violations in the first 40 days of the program, the city said Friday.
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.
Illinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.
The city on Friday announced the 50 zones around parks and schools which will be equipped with automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras this year, part of the Children’s Safety Zone Program to increase safety, reduce speeding and fund critical safety programs.
Monday is the first day for Chicago’s speed cameras to go into action – and begin issuing warning tickets to drivers.
Special cameras will begin issuing warnings to speeders near four city parks as early as late next week. Actual ticketing won’t be far behind.
The City Of Chicago started testing it’s new speed camera equipment on Monday. The testing will continue to Jan. 3 and the city says it is simply “evaluating the equipment.”
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.