Loading, Please Wait...
Spanish Daily Journal
     January 9, 2020      #35-9 sdj
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, D-Chicago, announces at a news conference on a Chicago street corner that her office will end its participation in the collection of red-light camera fines next month.

Illinois to stop collecting unpaid red-light

Illinois dejará de recoger la luz roja impaga

By Jerry Nowicki Capital News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Pressure is mounting on red-light camera operators as Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Monday that, beginning Feb. 6, her office will no longer assist municipalities in collecting fines for violations caught by the devices.

“Over the years, it has become clear that these red-light cameras were less about keeping people safe and more about collecting revenue,” Mendoza said in a street-corner Chicago news conference overlooked by a red-light camera.

The cameras are automated devices that photograph vehicles if ...

1 of 1
With a NEWSPAPER TICKET, you can finish this article plus gain access to a growing library of on-demand news and entertainment. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket, or CLICK HERE to sign-in the ticket you already have.