An Elk Grove Village library board trustee who said Friday morning he would spearhead getting an advisory referendum on red-light cameras onto the local February 2010 ballot, backed off by late afternoon, saying the idea needs more discussion.
Senate President John Cullerton, who was a chief proponent of red-light cameras, says he plans to take a fresh look at the law and potentially ban sending out automatic violations for rolling through right turns.
Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan says he will ask the city council to review the use of red-light cameras at intersections after seeing new information revealed through a Daily Herald investigation.
Red-light cameras were shepherded into the suburbs several years ago with wide political support. That backing is evaporating. Numerous suburban lawmakers are now criticizing the red-light camera system in the wake of a Daily Herald investigative series that sparked questions about how and why cameras are being used.
Schaumburg on Tuesday night became the first community in the Northwest suburbs to officially reverse course on the growing proliferation of red-light cameras.
Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson Tuesday defended his town's use of red-light photo enforcement at intersections, saying the cameras save lives and are not aimed at making money.
Red-light cameras improve safety on Illinois roads by putting a pricey penalty - $100 - on drivers who run a traffic light, proponents say.
Thousands of cars file daily off Biesterfield Road onto I-290 southbound in Elk Grove Village. Rushing to work and home, those motorists provide a steady stream of $100 red-light tickets for the village and camera company, mostly caught for not coming to a complete stop before turning right off Biesterfield
The fact Big Brother is not only watching at red-light camera intersections but could fine you $100 isn't something drivers will ignore, experts believe.
If you land a $100 red-light ticket in the mail, the return address is likely to indicate the city where the camera was located.
A Daily Herald investigation reveals serious questions about whether cameras are being placed where they are likely to reduce crashes - or where they'll raise the most cash from unsuspecting drivers.
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