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Two Speed Cameras Coming to Warren Park, Alderman Says

By Benjamin Woodard | September 27, 2013 6:41am
 The city has begun installing speed cameras throughout the city.
Warren Park Speed Cameras
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WEST ROGERS PARK — Two new speed cameras are headed for streets near Warren Park and could be installed as soon as next week, authorities said.

One camera would be at 6523 N. Western Ave. and another at a nearby location, said Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) in an email to constituents.

"This is part of a larger plan to improve safety at Warren Park, which will include the repainting of faded crosswalks near the park and the installation of high-visibility crosswalks in key locations," she said.

In November, crews from Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions tested a speed camera on Western Avenue near where the permanent camera would be installed.

The alderman said the cameras will issue warnings for the first 30 days after they are installed, and first-time violators would get only a warning. After that, speeders will be ticketed $35 for going 6-10 mph over the posted limit, and $100 for faster than that.

Last month, the city released the 50 locations where speed cameras would be installed by the end of the year.

The Warren Park cameras were not listed by the city due to an error, said Peter Scales, a Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman.

Ald. Harry Osterman said last month that while he didn't vote for the controversial speed camera ordinance, the camera slated for Senn Park on Ridge Avenue should help slow speedy motorists.