Question of the day
Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller
* From SB1297, filed during the 101st General Assembly…
That’s the bill that got Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) in trouble with the federal government. A SafeSpeed executive freaked out about it, so Jones allegedly agreed to amend the bill in exchange for a bribe and a job for an as-yet unnamed individual.
And that got me to thinking that maybe Illinois should mandate a comprehensive study by IDOT of red light and speed cams along with specific recommendations for focusing the usage on actual public safety rather than on dollars and cents.
* The Question: Should the General Assembly pass a similar bill next spring? Explain.