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City To Install First Speed Cameras Near 4 Parks

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Special cameras will begin issuing warnings to speeders near four city parks as early as late next week.

Actual ticketing won’t be far behind.

The city says it will set the speed cameras to spew out nothing but warnings for 30 days. After that, the fines kick in.

The first ticket is a warning. After that, the fine will be $35 for those going between 6 and 10 over the limit, $100 for those going faster.

The first four cameras will be installed near Garfield, Gompers, Washington, and Marquette parks.

Within weeks, speed cameras will appear near Humboldt, Douglas, McKinley, Legion, and Abbott parks; and outside of Curie High School, Jones College Prep, and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

Each placement was supposedly picked based on traffic, speeding, and crash statistics.

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