Illinois

Moran: Will the red-light cameras at Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road join the list of extinct species?

If you are among the untold millions who feel a cold chill of dread as you approach a red-light camera intersection on a stale green light with an SUV bearing down your tail, try to breathe into a paper bag as we work through the logistics of a rather significant local development on that whole anxious deal. As detailed in this space this month, long-planned work is scheduled to start this spring on overhauling the intersection of Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road, the Gurnee crossroads that has been ranked among the Chicago area’s most accident-prone.

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Company that took over red-light camera program after scandal gets new contract

“A newly-renamed company, Conduent State & Local Solutions, has been awarded another five-year contract - this time for $6.1 million - to upgrade data analytics and provide “mobile device software solutions” used to issue parking tickets and other violations.” Read the full article at Chicago Sun-Times.

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Aurora's (IL) ballot question about removing red light cameras

City Councilman Bob LeGare has suggested ballot language that should appear on Aurora ballots in November. “Shall Aurora continue to issue photo red light tickets to drivers that enter an intersection after the traffic light turns red?” “I think it’s important to preface that when I returned to city council in 2012, I was an adamant opponent of the red-light camera program,” said LeGare. “After doing research and looking at the statistics in Aurora, the crash data and the severity of the accidents that were occurring, I became a staunch supporter of the program.

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Springfield, IL to use facial recognition and speed cameras in work zones

This year, ISP is using a photo enforcement van on I-55 that takes video of license plates and who’s driving the car. If you’re caught speeding and your face matches the one on your license, you may be getting a ticket in the mail. Read the full article at Fox Illinois.

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