Cameras will begin issuing speeding tickets near Streeterville park
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE June 29, 2014 1:10PM
Speed cameras will begin issuing tickets next week in what officials are designating a “children’s safety zone” near Ogden Plaza Park in Streeterville.
Automated speed enforcement cameras in the 400 block of North Columbus Drive, near the park, have completed a warning phase and will be used to issue tickets beginning Tuesday, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.
On Monday, new automated cameras will begin issuing warnings for a 30-day period in the 3500 block of East 95th Street, near Calumet Park.
The children’s safety zones are designated within an eighth of a mile of parks or schools, according to the city transportation department. Near parks, the cameras will be used to issue tickets during the hours those parks are open, typically from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
Vehicles traveling 6-10 mph over the posted limit will be fined $35; vehicles traveling 11 mph or more over the limit will be fined $100.