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While annual revenues have fallen amid camera removals and other changes, Chicago continues to cash in on red-light cameras.
At least five local governments in Illinois still contract with Redflex, the infamous red-light camera company at the center of one of Chicago’s most expensive corruption scandals.
A class-action lawsuit claims Chicago’s red-light camera program fails to provide ticketed motorists with information required by state law.
A recent analysis confirms what many Illinoisans already know: While red-light cameras serve as reliable sources of revenue, they do not improve public safety.
Nearly 4 in 10 of those eligible for refunds made a claim for an average refund check of $36.62.
Motorists have only hours left to seek a refund from the city of Chicago.
Those seeking refunds only have until Dec. 11 to file a claim.
Motorists and Abolish Red Light Cameras have filed suit against Crestwood over the village’s red-light camera at Cicero Avenue and Cal Sag Road.
A ProPublica report shows that since 2009, the rate of bankruptcy filings in black neighborhoods in the Northern District of Illinois has doubled.
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.