The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install automated speed enforcement cameras at three locations in Beverly/Morgan Park in February 2024, in an effort to reduce traffic speed and enhance pedestrian safety. Under state law, cameras must be within 660 feet of a park or school location. The new locations are 2710 W. 103rd St. (St. John Fisher School), 10525 S. Western Ave. (King Lockhart Memorial Park), and 1710 W. 99th St. (Ridge Park/All Day Montessori School).

Fines are $35 for traveling 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit and $100 for traveling 11 or more mph over the speed limit. Enforcement hours for school cameras are limited to 7:00am-7:00pm on school days and 6:00am to 11:00pm every day for park cameras. CDOT has also put forth a comprehensive public education plan to help drivers avoid citations.

Each camera location will also include signage warning motorists of the automated speed enforcement camera ahead. Drivers approaching the camera from any direction will pass at least one warning sign before they encounter the camera. In addition, each camera will have a 30-day warning period during which motorists exceeding the speed limit will receive a warning notice in the mail but no ticket.

Once the 30-day warning period is over, the cameras will be turned off for two weeks to allow time for all warning notices to be received. At the end of that two-week period, the regular violation process will begin. Vehicles with no previous automated speed camera violations will receive a one-time warning once the camera is active; please note, this warning is only provided to vehicles that have never received a speed citation from any camera in Chicago.

All three of these cameras will enforce the speed in both directions of travel and will issue citations regardless of the direction a vehicle is traveling. Drivers are allowed to contest the ticket if they believe it was issued in error.