Palos Hills drivers will have to be particularly cautious at 103rd and Harlem Avenue, after officials last week voted to install a red light camera at the intersection.Drivers often sped through the intersection when Cub Foods was in business at 10280 S. Harlem Ave., and though the store has moved on, Pete's Fresh Market is set to move in. Traffic to the new store and existing Wal-Mart—in addition to the Bridgeview Courthouse—could lead to lead foots and ignored traffic signals, officials argued.
The red light will be the third in city limits: one at 111th and Roberts Road, another at 111th and Southwest Highway. Officials say the cameras have curbed speeding by 50 percent.
Drivers who run a red light at the intersections are fined $100.
One alderman isn't buying others' assertions that the cameras are about driver safety.
Alderman Mary Ann Schultz told the Tribune she thinks the extra red light camera is a "money ploy."