Former City Official's Red Light Cameras Bribery Trial To StartJury selection in John Bills' trial gets underway Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Chicago U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon will be among the trial prosecutors.
Judge Hears Arguments On New Red Light Camera LawsuitThe suit, filed by Chicago attorney Patrick Keating, alleges the city didn’t have proper authority from the Illinois General Assembly when it started the red light camera program more than a decade ago.
City Suing Former Red Light Camera ContractorChicago is suing former red-light camera contractor Redflex Traffic Systems in the wake of a guilty plea in federal court by its one-time CEO.
Former Red Light Camera Company CEO Pleads Guilty To BriberyProsecutors say the former executive at Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a retired Chicago official to secure $124 million in city contracts.
Ban On Red Light Cameras In Smaller Towns Passes Illinois HouseIf passed, the legislation would take away the authority of non-home-rule municipalities to use red light cameras after Jan. 1, 2017.
Lawsuit Accuses City Of "Skipping A Step" In Red Light And Speed Camera TicketingCash-strapped Chicago should be forced to refund $600 million in red-light and speed camera tickets dating back to 2003 because it “skipped a step” and denied motorists due process, a lawsuit filed Monday argues.
Effort To Phase Out Red Light Cams Fizzles Out At City Council MeetingAn effort to begin phasing out Chicago’s Red Light Camera system was derailed at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago To Remove 50 Red Light CamerasThe city of Chicago is going to be removing 50 red light cameras at 25 intersections across the city.
Garcia Steps Up Attack On Cameras: 'Time To End The Red Light Ripoff'Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has taken a harsher stance against the city’s red light cameras, as he steps up his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Jesse White: Emanuel "Has To Rethink" Red Light Camera Program Ahead Of RunoffWhite 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.
Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera IntersectionsMayor 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.
Mayoral Candidates Denounce Red Light Camera Program At West Side ForumThe 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.
Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera ProgramIn 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.
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.
Study: City's Red Light Camera Safety Claims ExaggeratedThe 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.