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Chicago's Top 10 Most Ticketed Red-Light Camera Intersections

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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.

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As part of an Inspector General report looking into the reasons behind Chicago's placement of its nearly 400 red-light cameras and questioning whether they keep residents safe, it noted the number of tickets issued per intersection for 2012.

According to the report, the red-light camera program made $61 million last year.

The most tickets, 19,805, were issued at Cicero Avenue and I-55 for a total ticket value of $1.9 million. Including this busy intersection, here the top 10 most ticketed red-light intersections, according to the report.

1. Cicero and I-55
Number of tickets: 19,805
Value of tickets: $1,980,500

2. Lake Shore Drive and Belmont
Number of tickets: 16,273
Value of tickets: $1,627,300

3. LaFayette and 87th
Number of tickets: 15,226
Value of tickets: $1,522,600

4. Van Buren and Western
Number of tickets: 15,090
Value of tickets: $1,509,000

5. 95th and Stoney Island
Number of tickets: 11,449
Value of tickets: $1,144,900

6. Laramie and Madison
Number of tickets: 11,224
Value of tickets: $1,122,400

7. Stoney Island and 89th
Number of tickets: 9,644
Value of tickets: $964,400

8. State and 79th
Number of tickets: 8,769
Value of tickets: 876,900

9. Pulaski and Peterson
Number of tickets: 8,612
Value of tickets: $861,200

10. Cermak and Clark
Number of tickets: 7,923
Value of tickets: $792,300

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