Red-light cameras are taking more and more money from Illinois motorists. But dubious safety benefits, a cloud of corruption and a bipartisan bill in Springfield may combine to take them off the streets.View Report
A quarter of the cameras were installed at intersections without a red-light-related crash in at least three years, and a majority did not meet IDOT criteria, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Roadwork will cease at the end of June unless lawmakers appropriate funds for IDOT.
With House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longevity comes a patronage army paid with public dollars.