SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois House has approved a measure sponsored by State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) that puts the brakes on red light camera systems in Illinois.
The legislation, House Bill 173, prohibits non-home rule communities from enacting or continuing to enforce local red light camera ordinances starting on 1/1/17. The House approved HB 173 79-26.
“There is growing evidence that red light cameras actually do more harm than good,” said McSweeney. “For many communities, red light cameras have become more about revenue than about keeping people safe."
HB 173 is being sponsored in the Senate by Senator Duffy (R-Lake Barrington).