Tribune: IDOT Approves Red Light Cameras That May Not Be Needed

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

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A Sept. 23 Chicago Tribune investigation has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been approving the installation of red light cameras on suburban state routes despite the lack of evident need for the cameras.

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Melrose Park, Other Towns Rake in Millions from Red Light Cameras as Some Lawmakers Call for Bans

Thursday, February 19, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 1/20/15 || 12:25 PM Amid mounting criticisms about their ineffectiveness and claims that they’re simply scams enacted by municipalities in order to raise much-needed revenue, some Illinois legislators are moving to ban red light cameras until further notice. The Chicago Tribune recently reported that State Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-8th) has introduced legislation that would halt … Continue reading Melrose Park, Other Towns Rake in Millions from Red Light Cameras as Some Lawmakers Call for Bans