VIDEOS: Rahm Motorcade Gets 5 Red Light Tickets Since November; Caught Running Light To Enter City Park

Chicago’s network of red light and speed cameras are supposedly designed to keep children and families safe near schools and parks. But they don’t seem to be slowing down Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s motorcade.

Since late November, Emanuel’s 2-car motorcade has received five red light camera violations, including one in which the mayor zips through a red light to quite literally enter a city park.

What’s more, the Chicago Police Department—operators of the mayor’s cars—has received notices of determination on two of the tickets because CPD failed to “respond with full payment or a hearing request.”

The Chicago Police Department currently owes the city $500 for outstanding violations issued since November 20.

We’ve posted videos of the latest motorcade violations on our YouTube channel. Here are the highlights:

November 20, 2014, 6700 S. Cornell  (View HERE)—Rahm runs a red light and flies into Jackson Park. The mayor’s hurried pace juxtaposes well with the citizen in a motorized wheel chair who waits patiently on the roadside for the motorcade to barrel through.

January 5, 2015, 4000 N. Ashland (View HERE)—A Rahm car runs the red light outside of Lake View High School on a Sunday morning.

January 10, 2015. 2400 W. Montrose (View HERE)—The two-car motorcade runs a red light outside of Welles Park. A senior citizen waits patiently for the mayor to pass before stepping into the crosswalk.

January 14, 2015, 8700 S. Lafayette (View HERE)

December 19, 2014, 4700 W. Irving Park Road. (View HERE)

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