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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.
Full Story published 7/18/2009 12:00 AM
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.
Full Story updated 7/16/2009 10:30 PM
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.
Full Story published 7/17/2009 12:00 AM
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.
Full Story updated 7/16/2009 6:33 AM
Nationally, the evidence is pretty convincing - red-light cameras generally persuade drivers to be more careful, reducing related crashes and potentially saving lives.
Full Story updated 7/15/2009 11:55 AM
If there's one place to avoid rolling right on a red light or pushing the envelope on a yellow one, it's Route 83 and Riverside Drive in Villa Park.
Full Story published 7/15/2009 12:00 AM
If - or when - lawmakers decide to allow cameras in the suburbs to track and ticket speeders, such powerful enforcement will likely spread quickly throughout the suburbs.
Full Story published 7/15/2009 12:00 AM
Schaumburg on Tuesday night became the first community in the Northwest suburbs to officially reverse course on the growing proliferation of red-light cameras.
Full Story published 7/15/2009 12:00 AM
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.
Full Story published 7/15/2009 12:00 AM
More than 100,000 red-light camera tickets have hit motorists in the West, North and Northwest suburbs since such enforcement began spreading three years ago.
Full Story updated 7/14/2009 12:14 AM
Red-light cameras improve safety on Illinois roads by putting a pricey penalty - $100 - on drivers who run a traffic light, proponents say.
Full Story updated 7/14/2009 12:13 AM
Companies are selling red-light cameras as a technology that pays for itself even as it cuts down on the cost of patrol officers, Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson says.
Full Story updated 7/13/2009 11:35 PM
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
Full Story published 7/13/2009 12:02 AM
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.
Full Story published 7/13/2009 12:02 AM
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.
Full Story published 7/13/2009 12:02 AM
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.
Full Story updated 7/12/2009 9:46 AM
For seven months, Michael Hillyer and Kathy Krawczyk resisted paying a ticket for turning right on a red light in Schaumburg.
Full Story updated 7/15/2009 10:16 AM
How the hammer comes down for red-light violations: Violations result from entering an intersection by passing beyond the white line after the traffic light turns red. On a right turn, a violation can result from not coming to a complete stop before the white line when the light is red.
Full Story published 7/12/2009 12:00 AM
What's the protocol when you come to a red light? State law is clear - drivers must reach a complete stop at the marked line.
Full Story updated 7/12/2009 12:26 AM
It's a sunny morning outside, but inside a chilly gloom pervades the utilitarian meeting room at the Elk Grove Village fire department.
Full Story published 7/12/2009 12:00 AM
We've all done it. Slowed down at the red light, checked for traffic and made a right turn. It's against the law in Illinois.
Full Story published 7/12/2009 12:00 AM
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