By Kristen Mack, Hal Dardick and John Byrne Clout Street 3:05 p.m. CDT, April 18, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today.
The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build support among aldermen leery of backing a package that some of their constituents view as a cash grab by the city.
(Voting no were: Alds. Arena, Cappleman, Pawar, Osterman, Fioretti, Dowell, Burns, Hairston, Sawyer, Jackson, Chandler, Waguespack, Sposato, and Reilly. Absent were Alds. Maldonado, Reboyras, Graham. The other 33 aldermen voted yes.)