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2 Northwest Side Red-Light Cameras on the Way Out

 The cameras at Elston and Foster avenues and Montrose and Pulaski avenues are set to be removed.
The cameras at Elston and Foster avenues and Montrose and Pulaski avenues are set to be removed.
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Mike Brockway

FOREST GLEN — Two red-light cameras in the 39th Ward are set to be removed, Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) said.

The camera at Montrose and Pulaski avenues in Albany Park and the eye-in-the-sky at Foster and Elston avenues are set to be removed by the Chicago Department of Transportation, Laurino said in a statement.

Before the cameras are removed, city officials will hold a hearing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mayfair Community Church, 5040 N. Pulaski Ave.

City transportation officials will discuss the criteria for removing the cameras that issue $100 fines and answer questions about the department's traffic safety programs, Laurino said.

A Chicago Sun-Times investigation found the controversial cameras had raked in $284.9 million in fines citywide since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.

The camera at Montrose and Pulaski avenues generated $427,630 in fines after issuing 3,555 tickets from 2011 through July, according to information obtained by the newspaper.

The camera at Elston and Foster avenues generated $491,415 in fines after issuing 3,693 tickets from 2011 through July, according to information obtained by the newspaper.

For more information, email ward39@cityofchicago.org or call 773-736-5594.

Read DNAinfo's May 2015 investigation on the city's speed cameras.

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