Former Alderman’s Personal Red Light Camera
In a side-bar story to the recent red light camera coverage the Tribune has been doing is this interesting article about Burt Natarus’ personal red light camera.
According to former 42nd Ward Alderman Natarus, he got the RLC installed there because his condo is at the intersection of Kingsbury & Ontario.
“I put it in there,” said Natarus, who was chairman of the City Council’s Traffic Committee when the cameras were installed in March 2007. “It’s a very dangerous intersection. . . . They roll right through that thing.”
The city scoffs at his allegations, but when the Trib looked at the accident data to rationalize installing the RLC, there were no accidents in 2005 and 2006 to base their decision on before that camera was installed in March 2007.
But in 2007, perhaps after the cameras were installed, the city documented three accidents there.
Hey, it’s Chicago. The city that works.
Read the full story, “Burton Natarus has red-light camera on his corner.”