Rahm needs his money - $20 million to balance the budget:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed cameras will get their first test next month in four locations as the city tries to determine whether the technology to catch speeding cars works.
No tickets will be issued to drivers caught going above the speed limit during the testing period, which will last from Dec. 3 to Jan. 3, according to a news release Wednesday from Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Four locations for testing:
- Warren Park in the 6500 block of North Western Avenue
- Near North Montessori School in the 1400 block of West Division Street.
- McKinley Park in the 2200 block of West Pershing Road
- Dulles Elementary School in the 6300 block of South King Drive.
The only saving grace:
- ...the push to get the system in place near schools and parks hit a snag this fall because of a decades-old opinion by the Illinois attorney general that says children must be “visibly present” before school zone speed limits can be enforced.
We suppose that's why the signs all say, "When Children Are Present." Look for Rahm to have that changed at some point.