Comptroller Susana Mendoza announces her office will no longer collect unpaid red light ticket debt on behalf of municipalities beginning Feb. 6, speaking to reporters at the corner of Western and Madison Avenues in Chicago on Monday. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office will no longer help municipalities in Illinois collect on unpaid red light camera tickets beginning next month, the Democrat announced Monday, telling reporters she was exercising her “moral authority” to withdraw tacit support from an industry she believed to be corrupt and a drain on poor Illinoisans. 

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