CHICAGO - Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Chicago's speed cam bill, effective as soon as cams are installed. The Sun-Times writes:
The bill that state lawmakers approved last fall would permit speed-enforcement cameras to be mounted within one-eighth of a mile of city parks and schools and authorize fines of between $50 and $100, depending on how fast the driver was going over the speed limit.
The hours of operation around schools would be on school days only and span from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, but hours would lengthen Friday, to 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Around parks, the cameras would function between one hour before the park opens to an hour after it closes.
Companion legislation that Quinn signed Monday also established that drivers caught speeding between six and 10 miles an hour in the camera-enforcement zones would face $50 fines and an additional $50, if late.
Fines of $100 would be allowed when drivers are caught going more than 10 miles an hour over the limit.