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Cameras will begin issuing speeding tickets near Streeterville park

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.

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