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Alderman Demands Better Signage After 2 Red Light Warnings

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    There are nearly 400 cameras around the city. The top five most-ticketed intersections raised more than eight million dollars, and many of them are in some of the city's busiest neighborhoods. Rob Elgas reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013)

    Chicago civilians aren't the only ones under the glare of the city's new red light cameras -- a South Side alderman has been caught twice.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) introduced a resolution at the Chicago City Council this week asking for better signs after she received two warning notices.

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    There are nearly 400 cameras around the city. The top five most-ticketed intersections raised more than eight million dollars, and many of them are in some of the city's busiest neighborhoods. Rob Elgas reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013)

    The new cameras have been posted near city schools and parks.

    The resolution, signed by 12 other aldermen, seeks "clear and distinctive" signs warning of the approaching red light cameras and/or striping, the newspaper reports.

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    Chicago Department of Transportation can't substantiate claims that red light cameras were placed at "intersections with the highest angle crash rates in order to increase safety," report states. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013)

    Hairston voted against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to install the cameras.