This can’t bode well for Rahm Emanuel’s proposed Big Brother expansion in Chicago to drive up revenues. Redflex is out of another Chicago suburb, Naperville, by the beginning of 2012.
Naperville city council made a move back in July of 2010 that ultimately doomed the program. After complaints from residents that the system was unfair, they dropped the “right on red” tickets which accounted for a vast majority of the citations issued by the system.
Immediately after that decision, citations dropped across all for intersections with red light cameras by up to 65%.