Cook Co. testing e-ticket system

October 4, 2011 10:27:24 AM PDT
Cook County is trying out a new ticketing system that officials say will help officers speed up their traffic stops.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County launched an e-ticketing pilot program in west suburban Bellwood, south suburban Crestwood and Matteson, and north suburban South Barrington.

The system allows officers to enter information about traffic stops into computers in their squad cars.

From there, they can send the information electronically to the clerk of the circuit court.