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Monday, June 22, 2015

Tribune Red Light Camera Series Wins Award

The Chicago Tribune's investigation of corruption and undeserved ticketing in Chicago's red light camera system has been honored with the 2014 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism, according to the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.
In reporting that began in 2012, the Tribune revealed a $2 million city bribery scheme that has led to federal indictments and more recently exposed a lack of oversight in the program that led to unexplained ticket spikes nabbing tens of thousands of Chicago drivers.

The Tribune also commissioned a study showing that while the city boasted about red light cameras increasing safety, the cameras did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes.


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