Subject: Illinois will begin using photo radar in freeway work zones in July
Beginning in July the State of Illinois will use speed cameras in areas designated as "work zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by the
devices will be mailed a $375 ticket for the first offense, a second ticket will cost $1000 and comes with a 90-day license suspension. Drivers will also receive demerit points against their license, which allows insurance companies to raise their insurance rates.
The state will begin with two camera vans issuing tickets in zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH.Photographs of both the driver's face and license plate are taken.
Illinois Tollway Executive Director Jack Hartman promised more work zones: "Since the Tollway just launched our $5.3 billion Congestion Relief Plan", drivers will see more work zones on the Tollway than they have in the past."