Family of postal worker killed in shooting pushes for cameras on expressways

 – Legislation aimed at helping state police catch perpetrators of shootings on Illinois highways passed a major hurdle Thursday afternoon.

The Bill, HB 0331, sponsored by Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D) – 29th, would create the Illinois Expressway Safety Act, also known as the Tamara Clayton Act, according to Jones.

The bill would be named after Tamara Clayton, 55, of Country Club Hills, was shot and killed while driving on I-57 in February while on her way to her job at the United States Postal Service. Her killer has not been caught.

More than 600 cameras monitor state highways, but only livestream the video. Under the bill, they would be replaced by high definition cameras capable of capturing license plates in order to help law enforcement capture people who shoot at others on state highways.


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