North Riverside Police Chief Anthony Garvey has announced that the red light camera overlooking southbound traffic on Harlem Avenue at 26th Street went live on Aug. 16. Police instituted a seven-day grace period where offenders will be sent warning notices if they run red lights or make an illegal right turn on red.
But come Monday, Aug. 23, offenders will receive violation notices in the mail, asking them to cough up $100 for breaking the law. According to Garvey, “each violation captured by the cameras will be reviewed and approved by a sworn officer from the North Riverside Police Department prior to a notice being issued.”
The red light camera program in North Riverside is administered by Redflex Traffic Systems.
Harlem and 26th is the third location in the village sporting red light cameras. Other cameras cover the northbound approach to Cermak Road at 17th Avenue and both the north and south approaches to 26th Street at First Avenue.