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City officials announced this week that they're ready to start catching parking violators by posting cameras on street sweepers. Earlier this year there was talk of busting speeders with cameras. All of it is inspired by the city's success with using technology to nab people running red lights--and to collect millions of dollars in fines from them.

The city now has red-light cameras mounted in at least 72 intersections, and officials are planning to install scores more over the next few years. 

As it is, some intersections seem to inspire more red-light runners--and, presumably, produce more city revenues--than others. But thousands of people who've been caught don't bother paying the fines.

This chart shows how many alleged violators were caught by each camera between the beginning of 2007 and the end of April 2008, and how any of those have paid up. Of those who haven't, a select few contested the charges and either won or are still fighting; most of the others are still in the city's system. (The highlighted intersections had cameras installed after January 2007 and therefore haven't generated data for the full 16 months.)


 

INTERSECTION

VIOLATIONS

 PAID

PORTION PAID

99th and Halsted

30465

15869

52%

California and Diversey

16931

12108

72%

Damen and Fullerton

16658

12682

76%

Cicero and Fullerton

14805

9273

63%

Hollywood and Sheridan

14077

9280

66%

Kostner and North

13491

7636

57%

State and Roosevelt

12613

7558

60%

Western and 79th

12359

5751

47%

Western and Foster

12218

8374

69%

Pulaski and 63rd

11330

7412

65%

Belmont and Kedzie

11287

7515

67%

Pulaski and Belmont

10317

6537

63%

Kingsbury and Ontario

10083

6753

67%

Cortland and Ashland

9952

7141

72%

Peterson and Western

9950

7193

72%

Kedzie and Fullerton

9639

5744

60%

87th and Vincennes

9174

4593

50%

63rd and State

8894

3714

42%

Archer/Narragansett and 55th

8642

6110

71%

Ashland and 87th

8403

3791

45%

Cottage Grove and 79th

8363

3466

41%

Harlem and Northwest Hwy

8083

6155

76%

Cicero and Belmont

7924

5042

64%

Archer and Cicero

7923

5048

64%

Pulaski and Fullerton

7641

4449

58%

Austin and Belmont

7449

5368

72%

Broadway/Sheridan and Devon

7297

4071

56%

79th and Kedzie

7025

3767

54%

Vincennes and 111th

7005

3072

44%

119th and Halsted

6987

2923

42%

Lawrence and Cicero

6976

4830

69%

111th and Halsted

6903

3198

46%

Halsted and Division

6733

4798

71%

Stony Island and 79th

6298

2541

40%

Harlem and Belmont

6070

4313

71%

Irving Park and Narragansett

5900

4123

70%

55th and Western

5801

3208

55%

4700 Western

5721

3203

56%

Stony Island/Cornell and 67th

5567

2483

45%

Pulaski and Foster

5463

3863

71%

Roosevelt and Kostner

5142

2485

48%

Madison and Western

5092

2881

57%

Cicero and Chicago

5046

1779

35%

55th and Pulaski

4966

3171

64%

Western and 51st

4959

2668

54%

Ashland and Archer

4883

2784

57%

Western and Irving Park

4881

3130

64%

Foster and Nagle

4483

3488

78%

Homan/Kimball and North

4113

1953

47%

Western and North

4108

2327

57%

Ashland and Division

4095

2538

62%

Elston and Addison

3868

2547

66%

Central and Fullerton

3845

2147

56%

Jeffery and 95th

3801

1637

43%

Cermak and Pulaski

3695

1647

45%

Foster and Broadway

3424

2217

65%

Ashland and Madison

3322

2099

63%

31st and California

3291

2067

63%

Western and Chicago

3189

763

24%

LaSalle and Kinzie

2814

1993

71%

35th and Western

2349

1399

60%

Western and 63rd

2265

916

40%

71st and Ashland

2218

850

38%

Ashland and 63rd

2210

734

33%

Clark and Fullerton

2181

1344

62%

Kedzie and 63rd

2134

1026

48%

Roosevelt and Ashland

2022

910

45%

Sheridan and Foster

945

474

50%

79th and Halsted

872

301

35%

Kedzie and 47th

552

48

9%

Cicero and 47th

362

44

12%

Halsted and Belmont

200

19

10%

 

489744

289341

59%

 

 

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