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Plan to blanket the city of Chicago with a network of cameras to catch speeders.
Well it's hitting a speed bump of its own mayor Rahm Emanuel -- safety is the reason for this program.
Critics though say it is nothing but a money grab for the city and a political kick back to the company.
That would install those cameras.
Mike Tobin is live with a look -- from Chicago -- Mike.
And John when Rahm Emanuel campaign for mayor of Chicago he campaigned on a pledge to change that culture of the insider's game.
That has been the tradition here in the city of big shoulders.
But now his plan to install automatic speed cameras around the city has many appearances of old school Chicago cronyism.
A guy named Greg gold there is a consultant to read -- traffic systems through his company called resolute consulting.
-- red flex is poised to make tens of millions of dollars if they are manuals planned for the speed cameras goes through.
Here's the connection.
When Emanuel is running for congress and gold are organized the foot soldiers but Emanuel was running for mayor.
Gold reform the political action committee for a better Chicago that helped get pro Emanuel aldermen elected to City Council.
This -- to my taste to -- connected.
People who are involved in supporting politicians for election shouldn't become just lobbyists and the lobbyists shouldn't be having the deals at City Hall.
-- mayor Emanuel has been emphasizing the use of speed cameras around parks in school zones.
And selling the program as a tool to keep children safe.
A one Alderman Leslie Hairston of Chicago's fifth ward says in her -- the speed camera program will not do much for the safety of children.
She believes it is all about the revenue that will be generated.
And the Chicago Tribune reports -- the mayor's office will not provide -- out.
To back up their claim that traffic deaths have been reduced significantly.
In areas where the red light cameras have been install.
John something smells a little fishy in Chicago -- in their mind.
Sometimes it does -- Mike thanks very much Mike --
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