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Gurnee, Waukegan leaders defend red-light camera programs

Gurnee, Waukegan leaders defend red-light camera programs

Count Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik among the local leaders lining up against attempts in the General Assembly to enact a statewide ban on red-light cameras – including the ones posted at five intersections in her village. "I would certainly hope that these legislators would take the time to come in and see how our program works instead of reacting to emotional arguments," said Kovarik, adding that "our (ticket) revenue continues to decline and traffic safety at these intersections has gone up" since cameras started rolling out in July 2012. "We put cameras in only in the directions that had the most accidents and injuries, (and) they're the most...

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