If your daily commute takes you through the lights on Gillette Street and Onalaska Avenue, or Ranger Drive, you already know the those lights do not work properly.

If you are heading south on Onalaska Avenue and happen to hit the light as it turns red, you are going to sit there for a very long time -- even if there is no traffic on Gillette Street.

At two different times I have had a squad car pull up next to me and the officer tell me to just go through the red light. Both officers said that they had told the city that these lights do not work properly.

However, the city has done nothing to correct the problem. There are cameras on top of the lights, but I do not think they are working. Why does the city ignore this problem even when the local police bring it to their attention?

Larry Rohrer, La Crosse

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