Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) You've heard of red light cameras. In Springfield, the state Senate has approved school bus cameras and the debate got heated.
Too many drivers are going around stopped school buses with their lights flashing. And so, the state Senate approved letting school districts install cameras on their school buses to mail you a $150 ticket if you do this. $500 if you do it again.
During debate, Barrington Republican Dan Duffy brought up Chicago’s red light camera scandal to chief sponsor Tony Munoz.
“Have you heard about the scandal that’s going on in Chicago with the red light camera scandal?” Duffy said. “The scandal that’s been in the Chicago papers? The largest scandal in Illinois history they’re calling it, which is a big scandal in the state of Illinois when this is the largest scandal going.”
Duffy managed to say scandal there six times in 15 seconds. Munoz blew up!
“You like to go around cameras!” Munoz said. “You go right thru ‘em! You in your fancy car and fancy suit going right thru ‘em! You’re the one that does it! You wanna bring it up! I can do it too.!”
Munoz later apologized and the senate passed the bill to the house with six votes to spare.
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