Rockford, Ill., Shuts Off Streetlights To Save Money
November 8, 2011
Guy Raz speaks with Corina Curry, a reporter at the Rockford Register Star, about the streetlight removal program in Rockford, Ill. In order to close a budget gap, the city is turning off 2,400 — or 15 percent — of the city's streetlights. The move is supposed to save the city half a million dollars, but residents have complained about its effect on public safety.
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