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Chicago Speed Cameras

Speed Camera Fines Rake In $245,000 In First Month Of Enforcement

Posted 11.20.2013 | Chicago

It's been one month since the city's first speed cameras began issuing tickets and the new program has already proven lucrative for the city. Betwe...

Rahm Proposes Several Tax Hikes To Battle City's Budget Deficit

Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented his 2014 city budget, a proposal that relies on lofty revenue projections from the newly-installed s...

Speed Camera Ticketing Begins Wednesday On City's Northwest Side

Posted 10.16.2013 | Chicago

Leadfoots of the city, beware. Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, speed cameras at Gompers Park began issuing tickets for speeders, according to CBS Ch...

Cameras Nab 5 Times More Speeders Than Expected In Warning Period

Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

Story by Mike Brockway, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — The city got a taste of how prolific its new speed cameras could be, revealing Friday...

City's First Speed Cameras Have Gone Live

Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

Monday marks the first official day for Chicago's speed camera program which kicks off with an initial 30-day warning period before fines set in for d...

Here's Where Speed Camera Will Soon Be Tracking Chicago Drivers

Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago

Chicago drivers with a lead foot will soon have a dozen new speed cameras recording their fast and furious driving. On Friday, the Chicago Departme...

City Dumps Red Light Camera Vendor Amid Corruption Probe

Posted 02.10.2013 | Chicago

The city's contract with its red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems will not be renewed per the findings of an investigation into allegations...

City Announces Speed Camera Test Sites

The Expired Meter | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

The City of Chicago announced the locations of four intersections across the city where speed cameras will be tested. The month long tests, being u...

Speed Camera Firm Ousted Over Ethics Flap

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

The vendor considered to be a shoe-in for Chicago's red-light camera expansion contract will no longer be allowed to vie for the lucrative deal. Re...

Will Speed Camera Cash Balance City Budget?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Drivers may cringe at the sight of more speed-cameras on the road, but the devices are an important factor in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to keep taxes ...

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Speed Cameras

Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

Though the Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed camera red-light ticketing plan, a class-action lawsuit filed...

Speed Camera Ordinance Passes Out Of Committee

The Expired Meter | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

Despite many questions and aldermanic reservations, the Chicago speed camera ordinance passed out of the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety We...

As Cameras Come Up For A Vote, Aldermen Wonder If Speed Bumps Are Enough

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

As the Chicago City Council's traffic committee prepares to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed camera plan Wednesday, some alderman have begun to ques...

City Council Poised To OK Speed Cameras

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's speed camera plan is expected to be considered Wednesday by Chicago's City Council -- an anticipated vote that arrives amidst a cloud o...

Speed Camera Ordinance To Be Introduced At Wednesday's City Council Meeting

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.12.2012 | Chicago

Don't blink. Or you may miss Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed camera ordinance whizzing through the city council. According to 32nd Ward Alderman Scot...

Speed Cameras May Zoom Into Suburbs Soon

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

That didn't take long. When Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast tracked legislation in Springfield to allow Chicago to employ speed camera enforcement within 1...

Alderman Proposes Shutting Off Speed Cameras When School Ends

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been adamant that his speed camera plan is about safety, not generating revenue. So perhaps he'll be amenable to Ald. Anthony B...

Emanuel Has Heated Exchange With Tribune Reporter

Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cruised through most of his first year in office with high approval ratings from city residents, but his recent move to ins...

Emanuel Withholds Most Records Detailing Push For Speed Cameras

Chicago Tribune | David Kidwell, Bob Secter and Kristen Mack, Chicago Tribune Reporters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused for months to release public records that could shed light on his controversial speed camera plan while he persuaded st...

Speed Cameras Coming Soon To An Intersection Near You

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

After some stalling, Governor Pat Quinn signed off on a controversial bill Monday allowing Chicago's red-light cameras to enforce speed limits, a reve...

Report: Governor Will OK Rahm's Controversial Speed Camera Bill

Posted 02.05.2012 | Chicago

Though he had reportedly delayed his vote on the controversial Chicago speed camera bill amid a public outcry against it, it appears Democratic Illino...

Report: Rahm's Speed Camera Bill Overwhelmingly Unpopular

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is expected to make a decision soon on a bill pushed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to put speed cameras n...

Safety Over Revenue? Emanuel Lobbies For Speed Cameras

Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago

Now that his proposal to use red-light cameras to record and issue tickets for speeding infractions has passed the state Senate, Chicago Mayor Rahm Em...