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New speed cameras to start issuing tickets Sunday

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

New speed cameras will begin issuing speeding tickets near several city high schools and parks this weekend.

New Automated Speed Enforcement cameras in the following areas have completed a "warning phase" and will begin issuing tickets on Sunday, according to a release from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

The cameras will be located:

• Near Union Park in the Near West Side neighborhood at 140 N. Ashland Ave. and 141 N. Ashland Ave.

• Near Hancock High School in the West Elsdon neighborhood at 5433 S. Pulaski Rd., 5428 S. Pulaski Rd., 4045 W. 55th St. and 4040 W. 55th St.

• Near Bogan High School in the Ashburn neighborhood at 7833 S. Pulaski Rd., 7826 S. Pulaski Rd., 3851 W. 79th St. and 3832 W. 79th St.

On Monday, new cameras will begin to issue warnings for a 30-day period in the following locations:

• Near Orr High School in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 4040 W. Chicago Ave., 4041 W. Chicago Ave., and 732 N. Pulaski Rd.

• Near Sherman Park in the New City neighborhood at 1315 W. Garfield Blvd. and 1334 W. Garfield Blvd.

The city will begin by issuing speeders for going 10 or more m.p.h. over the posted speed limit, and the threshold will gradually be lowered. Vehicles traveling six to 10 m.p.h. over the posted limit in a Safety Zone will be fined $35, and vehicles more than 11 m.p.h. over the limit will be fined $100.

Enforcement hours occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in safety zones near schools on school days. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., drivers should maintain 20 m.p.h. when children are present and the posted limit when children are not present. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., drivers should maintain the posted speed limit.

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