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Lauzen to Hold Press Conference in Geneva to Oppose Red-Light Cameras

Kane County Board chairman candidate Chris Lauzen will hold a press conference on Thursday in GOP opponent Kevin Burns' home court. Lauzen will announce his opposition to red-light cameras.

Kane County Board candidate Chris Lauzen is holding a press conference Thursday to announce his opposition to red-light cameras—and his venue of choice is an intersection where his Republican primary opponent serves as mayor.

The Illinois state senator sent a press release Tuesday inviting members of the media to a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the northeast corner of the intersection of Randall Road and Williamsburg Drive. This location is across the street from the southern edge of Geneva Commons in Geneva.

Lauzen's opponent in the primary is Mayor Kevin Burns of Geneva, who has supported the use of red-light cameras in the community. Geneva has two red-light cameras on Randall Road, at the intersections of Williamsburg Drive and at Fargo Boulevard.

According to the press release, Lauzen's fellow state senator, Dan Duffy, will speak against red-light cameras as the lead sponsor of legislation that would restrict and eliminate these devices. Peter Breen, chairman and founder of BanRedCams.com, will also speak and endorse Lauzen based on his opposition to red-light cameras.

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Mike February 14, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Should have read doesn't help instead of down's help. My apologies
C Conn February 14, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Is this press conference open to the public or is it private or by invitation only?
Jim MacRunnels February 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
What kind of parent would name their child C Conn? I am afraid the Geneva Patch has chose to not inforce some rules and restrict comments on some blogs. So is it a blog or is it a campaign tool?
A. Kunkle February 16, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Thank you, Chris Lauzen. As the recipient of a jeep getting cozy straight into the rear end of my Honda when I stopped at a yellow (and the jeep didn't) to avoid a $100 fine, I applaud any politician working to rid us of this dangerous scourge.
Rick February 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
These are nothing but attempts to gain political ground. Instead to working on our schools and other rising problems in our communities, these people are looking to make more traffic risk and violations for tax payers that are already under stress. My suggestion is that you start with the real problems and stop creating new ones.

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