Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill today that lets Chicago use automatic speed enforcement cameras around schools and parks. The legislation lets Chicago use cameras to catch speedsters, if the cameras are within 1/8 a mile of schools and used between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during school days. Also, speed cameras can be used 1/8 a mile around parks.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the law will enhance children's safety. "Today is a good day for Chicago's children," the Mayor said in a press release. Emanuel pushed the Illinois General Assembly to pass the bill in November.