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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. (Published Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013)

    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.

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    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

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    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