Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Ditch Red-Light Cameras

Amid a federal corruption probe, a suburban Chicago lawmaker wants to effectively ban red-light cameras.

The company SafeSpeed has contracts to provide red-light cameras to several Chicago suburbs. And it’s reportedly part of a federal investigation driving raids on several suburban municipal offices and on the offices and home of state Sen. Martin Sandoval. Late last week the Chicago Democrat resigned his powerful position as head of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Republican Rep. Grant Wehrli of Naperville is sponsoring legislation that would repeal the 2006 law allowing the cameras. Other lawmakers also filed bills earlier this year on the issue.