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Says the Rolling Meadows red-light camera is a 'canker'
Jun 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Letter to the editor: "The town of Rolling Meadows has a canker in its midst," writes 83-year-old Martha Tuohy. "It is the red-light camera at Kirchoff and Plum Grove."
Deer Park latest suburb to end red-light cameras
By Bob Susnjara
May 6, 2016 4:46 PM
Deer Park next month will become the latest suburb to disconnect red-light cameras.
Streamwood red-light cameras go operational May 1
Daily Herald report
Apr 6, 2016 2:18 PM
Red-light cameras at the intersection of Route 59 and Route 19 in Streamwood will be operational beginning May 1, Streamwood police announced Tuesday. The cameras have been placed northbound and eastbound at the intersection, according to police.
Are red-light camera crash results inflated?
By Marni Pyke
Jan 25, 2016 8:24 AM
When the state raised the threshold in 2009 for reporting crashes with property damage, tallies across Illinois dropped by a third. At the same time, suburbs were installing red-light cameras. Did the coincidence artificially inflate camera performance?
Did red-light cameras cut crashes? Not always, analysis shows
By Marni Pyke
Jan 26, 2016 5:47 AM
WRed-light cameras are meant to reduce crashes, but that's not always what happens, a Daily Herald analysis of 55 intersections across 29 suburbs shows. Crashes -- and especially more serious collisions -- increased at some intersections after cameras were installed.
Local Republican tries to do away with red-light cameras
By Mike Riopell
Jan 22, 2015 6:01 PM
A suburban Republican wants to do away with the state law that allows red-light cameras to spy on drivers. State Rep. David McSweeney, a Barrington Hills Republican, introduced the legislation following reports that cameras in Chicago didn't help intersections become safer.
Speed-camera backlash has towns scraping for cash
By Freeman Klopott and Terrence Dopp
Jan 3, 2015 7:19 AM
Municipalities that installed traffic cameras to boost revenue are scraping for cash to fill budget gaps after complaints by irate drivers forced them to cancel their use.
Constable: Tollway death counts are more than numbers
By Burt Constable
Dec 9, 2014 5:26 AM
In 2012, when our expressways debuted those electric signs listing the annual number of Illinois traffice fatalities, I appreciated the shock value. Now, those signs seem more of a curiosity to me. I see Monday's 860 death toll and wonder: Did the ban on hand-held cellphones keep that number from growing higher? What does the 70-mph speed limit do to those numbers? If I drive to the family farm before Christmas, will that number have topped 900?
Dist. 15, Rolling Meadows police crack down on drivers who ignore bus signs
By Katlyn Smith
Aug 14, 2014 5:49 PM
A maker of red-light cameras has found new business in suburban school districts. Several are experimenting with cameras that catch drivers blowing stop signs on school buses. In Rolling Meadows, police will review footage to catch violators and issue $150 tickets.
Traffic camera fines not put to good use
Feb 24, 2014 5:00 AM
Letter to the editor: Robert Garrett of Schaumburg says that if Elk Grove Village really wanted to improve the safety of the intersections where it put red-light cameras, they would have used the fines to redesign the intersections to make them permanently safer.
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