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Speed Cameras Set for 50 Sites by End of Year

By Ted Cox | August 30, 2013 4:07pm | Updated on August 30, 2013 4:23pm
 Chicago released its 50 sites for speed cameras to be installed this year.
Chicago released its 50 sites for speed cameras to be installed this year.
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CITY HALL — The city released the locations Friday of 50 speed cameras that will be operational at schools and parks by the end of the year.

"The Children’s Safety Zone Program protects children and other pedestrians by reminding motorists to slow down and obey speed laws — particularly in school and park zones," said Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein.

Critics have called them a cash stream for the city. After an initial 30-day warning period at each location, speeders will be ticketed $35 for going 6-10 mph over the posted limit, or $100 for more than that.

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Speed cameras at parks will enforce a daily 30 mph speed limit from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Those near schools will enforce a 20 mph speed limit weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., when children will have to be seen in the photograph of the speeding car. Otherwise a 30 mph speed limit until 7 p.m. will be enforced.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel budgeted $30 million in income from speed cameras this year.

Cameras have already been installed at Gompers, McKinkley, Marquette and Garfield parks. The total list of 50 sites to be running this year includes:

Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St.

Bogan Tech High School, 3939 W. 79th St.

Burr Elementary School, 1621 W. Wabansia Ave.

Challenger Park, 1100 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago Agricultural High School, 3807 W. 111th St.

Christopher Elementary School, 5042 S. Artesian Ave.

Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.

Curie High School, 4959 S. Archer Ave.

Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Ave.

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St.

Gage Park, 2415 W. 55th St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Drive.

Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.

Hancock Elementary School, 4034 W. 56th St.

Harvard Elementary School, 7525 S. Harvard Ave.

Horan Park, 3035 W. Van Buren St.

Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Humboldt Drive.

Icci Academy, 6435 W. Belmont Ave.

Jefferson Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jones High School, 606 S. State St.

Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison St.

Legion Park, 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Lorca Elementary School, 3231 N. Springfield Ave.

Major Taylor Park, 970 W. 115th St.

Marquette Park, 6734 S. Kedzie Ave.

McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Rd.

Morgan Park High School, 1744 W. Pryor Ave.

Ogden Park, 429 N. Columbus Drive.

Orr High School, 730 N. Pulaski Rd.

Park 499, 3925 E. 104th St.

Parsons Park, 4701 W. Belmont Ave.

Pickard Elementary School, 2301 W. 21st Place.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Prosser Vocational High School, 2148 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Roberto Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western Ave.

Rosenblum Park, 2000 E. 75th St.

Sauganash Elementary School, 6040 N. Kilpatrick Ave.

Schaefer Park, 2415 N. Marshfield Ave.

Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge Ave.

Sherman Park, 1307 W. 52nd St.

St. Genevieve School, 4854 W. Montana St.

St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western Ave.

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Washington Park, 5531 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.