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Red Light Camera Vendor and the Donations to Mike Madigan

Illinois Policy Institute 22 January 2016 No Comment

In Illinois, the right political connections command a premium.

John Bills – the former Chicago transportation official indicted on corruption charges in August 2014 – knows this as well as anyone.

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Federal prosecutors allege Bills received hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and perks from Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. in exchange for bringing the company’s red-light cameras to Chicago.

Now, the admitted bagman for Bills’ scheme with Redflex, Martin O’Malley, said Bills ordered him to cut checks totaling $5,500 to Illinois House of Representatives Speaker Mike Madigan’s 13th Ward Democratic Organization, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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