Speed Cameras

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

Speed Cameras To Be Installed In 12 New Areas

The city has named 12 new locations it will install speed cameras at through the fall.

07/05/2014

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 speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Jefferson Park Speed Cameras To Start Issuing Tickets

The cameras were placed at 5471 W. Higgins Ave. last month, and have been issuing warnings since then.

03/28/2014

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)

Speed Cameras To Issue Tickets Near Prosser Academy

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.

01/25/2014

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

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein. (Credit: CBS)

City Transportation Commissioner Resigning

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.

11/01/2013

A license plate cover designed to avoid detection from speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

License Plate Covers, Phone Apps Used To Evade Speed Cameras

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.

10/23/2013

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

Speed Cameras To Begin Issuing First Tickets Today

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.

10/16/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Caught On Camera: City Issues Over 200,000 Speed Warnings

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.

10/11/2013

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

Road Work

State Police Speed Cameras To Be Watching I-57 Work Zone

Illinois State Troopers will be using a mobile speed camera van on I-57 on Tuesday to enforce work zone speed limits.

09/03/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases List Of Speed Zone Cameras

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.

08/30/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Speed Camera To Begin Issuing Warnings To Drivers Tomorrow

Monday is the first day for Chicago’s speed cameras to go into action – and begin issuing warning tickets to drivers.

08/25/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

City To Install First Speed Cameras Near 4 Parks

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.

08/10/2013

City Of Chicago Begins Testing Speed Cameras

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.”

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

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

Speed Cameras

Report: State Regulation May Interfere With Speed Camera Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have to slow down his plan to install speed cameras in school zones.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Speed Cameras

Poll: Speed Cameras Aren’t Too Popular With Chicagoans

Chicago’s program to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks is not generating widespread support, according to a just-released poll.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

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