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City Earns $280K From Red-Light Cameras

City not sure of plan for extra funds

The City of Des Plaines has earned $280,279 from two red-light cameras since they were installed nine months ago, according to triblocal.com.

For every $100 fine, $65 goes to the city and the remainder to RedSpeed Illinois. The city has not decided what they will do with the extra funds.

Read more about Des Plaines red-light cameras at triblocal.com.

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St Pete Driver August 13, 2011 at 02:57 AM
How about they take that money and hire a traffic engineer to re-time their lights to include one additional second of yellow time, which will reduce red light running more than red light cameras ever have any hope of doing.
John C August 14, 2011 at 07:29 PM
It's all about generating money.
RIck K September 26, 2011 at 03:44 PM
How about taking that money and use it to replace the city stickers and dog taxes that we Des Plaines residents pay annually. That's giving back to the community!

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