Former SafeSpeed Co-Owner Omar Maani Charged In Bribery SchemeMaani is charged with one count of bribery conspiracy in a two-page document known as a “criminal information,” which is typically used in cases there the defendant intends to plead guilty.
Illinois House Votes To Ban Red Light Cameras In Many Smaller Towns And CitiesThe House voted 84-4 on Wednesday in favor of a proposal to ban the cameras in non-home rule municipalities in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will counties – the eight counties where the cameras currently are allowed.
Cook County Official Patrick Doherty Indicted On Bribery Charges In Red Light Camera ProbeDoherty, 64, who serves as chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, is charged with two counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to defraud. Tobolski is not named in the indictment and has not been charged with a crime.
Some Illinois Lawmakers Push For Red-Light Camera Ban; Watchdog Group Advises Reforms InsteadRed-light cameras, and one company, have become ensnarled in the latest scandal out of Springfield.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return In Red Light Camera ProbeFour months after federal agents raided his home and offices, former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has been charged with bribery and filing a false tax return in connection with his support for the red light camera industry.
Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci Resigns Amid Reports Of Federal InvestigationAccording to published reports, the FBI seized $60,000 from a safe in Oakbrook Mayor Tony Ragucci’s home in October.
Comptroller Susana Mendoza To Halt Program Helping Suburbs Collect Red Light Camera Fines; Calls System 'Clearly Broken'The move comes amid a federal investigation of red light company SafeSpeed.
Illinois Will Stop Collecting On Unpaid Red Light Tickets“This system is clearly broken. I am exercising the moral authority to prevent state resources being used to assist a shady process that victimizes taxpayers.”
Illinois Drivers Have Paid $1 Billion In Red Light Camera Tickets In The Last 10 Years"The amount of money is just astonishing," said Austin Berg, director of content strategy for the Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank.
Where Do Red Light Cameras Nab Drivers The Most?Red light enforcement systems are operating in at least 84 communities across Chicagoland.
Fatal Crashes Caused By Drivers Running Red Lights Climb To 10-Year HighThe number of people killed in crashes caused by drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Six Aldermen Pledged In 2015 To Work To Abolish Red Light Cameras, So What Have They Done? 'We Did All We Could'An activist got hundreds of candidates to sign a pledge four years ago to fight the city’s red light cameras if elected. Six of those candidates are now aldermen, so what have they done to keep their promise?
Where Do Drivers Get Most Red Light Tickets In Chicago?No one wants to get one: A red light ticket, complete with video proof. So where are you most likely to get one in Chicago?
Chicago Still Most Corrupt City in U.S.Statewide, more than 2,000 public officials were convicted of public corruption during the past four decades, with Chicago cases accounting for 1,706 of those cases.