Bill banning red light cameras in certain villages, municipalities passed by Illinois House

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois lawmakers are taking action to potentially ban red light cameras in many cities and suburbs.

A House bill that would prohibit what are known as "non-home rule" towns from enacting or enforcing red-light cameras overwhelmingly passed on Wednesday afternoon.

The legislation would affect mostly villages or municipalities with under 25,000 residents, which includes about 45 towns across Illinois.

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The bill to ban cameras now moves to the state Senate for its consideration.

ABC7 Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles and the I-Team have been reporting on red-light camera concerns and alleged camera traps in the city and suburbs since 2017.

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For more information about the bill, visit the Illinois General Assembly's website.
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