Bill banning red light cameras in Illinois passes


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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois representative David Mcsween has passed House Bill 322 for the second time, which would stop the government of Illinois from creating or enforcing cameras at red lights within the state line. 

“These cameras are not about safety. They are all about producing revenue and lining the pockets of political insiders. It is wrong; it is corrupt and it must stop.” said McSweeny

Mcsweeny initially proposed this bill in 2015, but it was turned down by Sen. Martin Sandoval, who has since been charged with bribery. Since the bill has passed in the Illinois house, it will now proceed to the Illinois senate for further inspection.

(Compiled from 13WREX, original reporting by Andrew Carrigan)