Rosemont extends red-light camera contract

A story on the extension of Rosemont's red-light camera contract published Friday should have stated the original agreement was for six years.

The Rosemont village board voted unanimously this week to extend its red-light camera contract with Lombard-based RedSpeed Illinois LLC through Aug. 23, 2016.

The original six-year contract, which went into effect Aug. 24, 2007, contained the option for two additional three-year extensions at the village's choosing, according to Village Attorney Peter Coblentz.

The three-year extension, approved Wednesday, is retroactive to Aug. 23. Mayor Brad Stephens said it was the village's understanding that the contract was an automatic renewal.

Stephens said he is pleased with the red-light camera program, which captures photos of drivers running red lights at three intersections - River Road and Devon Avenue, River and Higgins roads, and River Road and Balmoral Avenue.

A fourth camera, at Higgins and Mannheim roads, is not in operation due to ongoing construction in the area.

Altogether, the cameras generate $1 million a year in revenue for the village, officials said.

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