The bill being pushed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to use red-light cameras and other methods to catch speeders has been moved to a full House vote. The Senate has already passed the controversial bill, which would also use cameras hidden in vans to ticket speeders near schools and parks.
The bill's sponsor, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25), also got a House panel to approve a companion measure that provides two options for ways to use the funds generated by the camera legislation. Although Currie says talks continue when it comes to how to use the money, the companion bill gives one option of allocating a portion of the funds to after school programs and traffic safety. The other option omits the school programs. The Senate has passed the companion bill as well.