Ticket Cam Alert Illinois: Elmwood Park unhappy with Comptroller’s decision to stop collecting red-light camera fines

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s recent decision to stop collecting unpaid fines on behalf of local municipalities such as Elmwood Park has caught the town up in someone else’s mess, according to Village Manager Paul Volpe.

Mendoza, whose office last year collected $11 million in unpaid fines from drivers on behalf of 60 Chicago suburbs, said at a Chicago press conference January 6 that she’s ending the practice as of Feb. 6 in light of the ongoing federal corruption investigation that has ensnared a number of state and local politicians. The Chicago Tribune has reported that clout-heavy red-light camera company SafeSpeed is a focus of the sprawling probe.