CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company.
Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on all 20 counts against John Bills, the former second-in-command at Chicago's Department of Transportation. Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts -- including condos in two states and a Mercedes -- to help Redflex Traffic Systems obtain contracts in a decade-long scheme.
Now, there are continuing calls to get rid of all the red light cameras across the city. Mark Wallace of "Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras" joined us LIVE on GDC to explain why he is against these cameras.