Speed cameras to be installed in 12 new areas

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The city has named 12 new locations it will install speed cameras at through the fall.

The areas are all “Children’s Safety Zones,” or areas around schools or parks, the Chicago Department of Transportation said in a statement.

Warnings will be issued for the first 30 days after cameras are installed, the department said. When fines are instituted, speeders will be charged $35 for driving 10 mph over the speed limit and $100 for going 11 mph or more.

An exact date was not provided, but speed cameras will be installed at the following locations within “the next few months” :

-Taft High School, 6545 W. Hurlbut St.

-Ashmore Playlot Park, 4807 W. Gunnison St.

-Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St.

-Chicago Vocational High School, 2100 E. 87th St.

-Loop Lab School, 318 W. Adams St.

-Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen Ave.

-Keystone Park, 1655 N. Keystone Ave.

-Frazier International Magnet School, 4027 W. Grenshaw St.

-St. Gall Elementary School, 5515 S. Sawyer Ave.

-Foster Park, 1400 W. 84th St.

-Dulles Elementary School, 6311 S. Calumet Ave.

-Mulberry Park, 3150 S. Robinson Ct.

Enforcement hours run between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday in safety zones around schools, the department said. The speed limit is 20 mph from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., or when kids are in school.

Cameras will issue tickets around parks from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. through the whole week.

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  • Make that $$$$$$

    Why not invest that money in hiring more POLICE?
    Naaaaa, why would the mayor do that? The initial expense of the cameras compared to hiring, training, paying and providing benefits to another Police officer on the streets wouldn’t be good business sense, right Rahm?
    Tell us how
    the cost of the camera, set up and monitoring of another camera along with the main reason which is the additional income revenue. You put a camera side by side another cop on the street writing tickets is a no brainer, the camera makes money and never takes a holiday.
    What your missing Mr Mayor and the city council is cameras and the $ they bring in do not vote you back in office and they certainly do not make our streets safer, history has shown us this.