Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 18

  • CDOT: Speed Cams Have Resulted in an 18% Reduction in Injury Crashes Within Safety Zones
  • Kidwell’s Latest Crusade: Defending Rights of Drivers to Go 10+ MPH Over Speed Limit (Tribune)
  • Plans to Remove Red Light Cams in Edison Park Dropped After Residents Say They’re Needed (DNA)
  • More Coverage of the Light Sentence for the Drunk Driver Who Killed Hector Avalos (Tribune)
  • The Entire Blue Line Now Has 4G Wireless Service (CTA)
  • Amtrak Is Adding 10 Chicago-Michigan Runs for Thanksgiving Travel (Michigan Live)
  • Des Plaines Approves $150K for Underpass Study — Some Aldermen Balk at Cost (Tribune)
  • Closures Planned for Ramp Between LSD & the Stevenson (DNA)
  • Proposals for Alternative ‘L’ Map Designs (Curbed)

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The Real Reason There Are Speed Cams by Challenger Park

Uptown’s Challenger Playlot Park is the poster child for the anti-traffic camera crowd. Along with Mulberry Playlot Park, in the McKinley Park neighborhood, Challenger is frequently cited as a small, little-used park that’s not even visible from the locations of speed cameras that are supposedly there to protect park users. This is proof, according to […]

Trib Launches War on Speed Cams, CDOT Releases Data Showing They Work

The Chicago Tribune’s David Kidwell and his colleagues have written extensively about the city’s red light camera program. Some of that reporting has been constructive, including revelations about the red light cam bribery scandal, unexplained spikes in ticketing, and cameras that were installed in low-crash locations during the Richard M. Daley administration. Other aspects of the […]