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Speed cameras now issuing tickets near Marquette Park in Chicago

Monday, October 21, 2013

More speed cameras began issuing tickets on the Southwest Side of Chicago Monday.

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Three cameras along 71st Street and Kedzie in the Marquette Park area went live at approximately 6 a.m.

City officials say the intent of the cameras is to change a culture that suggests speeding is tolerated. Speed cameras have been put into place in school and park zones where high accident rates have been reported.

The city's first speed camera started issuing tickets on Wednesday to those who go 10 miles or over the speed limit near Gompers Park on the Northwest Side.

According to officials, fines from speed camera tickets are projected to bring in $40 million to $60 million. That revenue, the city says, will go to traffic safety improvements and after school programs.

Critics say Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is just trying to balance the budget on the backs of drivers.

Those caught driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit will be fined $100. Eventually, drivers going between 6 and 10 mph over the speed limit will also get tickets and will have to pay a $35 fine.

Four more speed cameras going online by the end of the week.

A total of 50 cameras will be up and running in the next 12 months. Addresses below are those of the parks and schools around which the cameras will be installed, not of the specific camera locations:

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 Dr.
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 Dr.
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 Dr.
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 Pl.
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 Elementary School, 9239 S. Jeffery Ave.
Washington Park, 5531 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

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