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Group wants Chicago’s speed camera threshold restored to 10 mph over limit

A group called Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras is calling on the Chicago City Council to take action to reverse a measure that reduced the threshold for sending a speeding ticket from 10 to 6 miles over the speed limit. Last year, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lowered the threshold on when motorists would be […]

IDOT, State Police encourage drivers to prepare for winter

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police have launched a new campaign to encourage motorists for winter weather. The agencies also introduced two new snow plows and offered tips for safe winter driving in Illinois during their “Winter Weather, Get It Together” campaign. The campaign is intended to remind drivers of the […]

Metra announces flat ticket prices through 2022

Metra announced a new $900 million budget, that restores services on all lines to pre-pandemic levels and keeps ticket prices flat in 2022. The 2022 Metra budget includes money from fares and other system-generated revenue. The agency also is using about $300 million in COVID-19 relief funding. Michael Gillis, a spokesperson for Metra, said that […]