Emanuel says red-light cameras ‘have to be 100 percent right’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s “angry” about the unexplained spike that generated at least 9,000 questionable red-light camera tickets at a dozen Chicago intersections and said the system “has to be 100 percent right” to be trusted.


99 years ago today, 844 died in the Eastland disaster

It was 99 years ago today, on July 24, 1915, when more than 2,500 people piled onto the Eastland on the Chicago River at the dock between LaSalle and Clark streets. They were to be the first group of an estimated 7,000 people to be taken to Western Electric’s fifth annual employee picnic, but 844 aboard the ship perished in the blink of an eye.

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