Illinois Comptroller Makes Photo Ticket Payment Optional

Illinois motorists who receive a ticket in the mail may not have to worry as much about paying them. Citing widespread corruption in the automated ticketing industry, state Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza on Monday announced she would cut off the ability of municipalities to use the state to help enforce collection of $100 red light camera tickets. The change would take effect February 6. “As a matter of public policy, this system is clearly broken,” Mendoza said in a statement. “I am exercising the moral authority to prevent state resources being used to assist a shady process that victimizes taxpayers.”