The mayor’s Chicago budget plan includes a $76.5 million property tax hike despite $3.5 billion in federal aid and funds permanent programs with temporary revenues but includes no push to fix pensions.View Report
Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta pleaded guilty to bribery, lying to federal authorities and tax charges as part of a pay-to-play red-light camera scheme. The cameras took $1 billion from Illinois drivers in a decade.
New federal corruption charges state a former Illinois House member conspired to use bribes to get a red-light traffic camera contract renewed and more of them installed in a suburban Chicago community. Traffic cameras collected $5.5 million during a decade in the suburb.
After paying $1 billion in red-light camera fees, Illinoisans deserve to know more about how the devices are being pushed with their local political leaders.
Multiple officials in the southwest suburbs have been implicated on criminal charges in a federal investigation into red-light cameras.
SafeSpeed has been involved in a federal investigation that has resulted in corruption charges against multiple Illinois politicians.
Red-light cameras have been the subject of multiple corruption investigations and have cost Illinois drivers over $1 billion.
A Cook County commissioner quits as a former city administrator faces a bribery charge. Both played roles in the rise of red-light cameras and vendor SafeSpeed.
A proposal to limit red-light cameras in Illinois is making significant progress.
Chicago and the state of Illinois are notorious around the country for high-profile corruption convictions. Rod Blagojevich settles back in after the former governor’s imprisonment for corruption.
When Illinois lawmakers work as lobbyists, it creates public distrust and serious conflicts of interest.