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Speed Cameras Net $245,000 in First Month

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Over the first 30 days of operation, Rahm Emanuel's speed cameras have netted the city nearly $250,000. 

That how much revenue the city collected from the first 2,700 tickets issued from the automatic cameras. More than 24,000 additional warnings were issued between Oct. 16 and  Nov. 17 as well. 

The speed cameras issue unlimited warnings during their first month of service. After 30 days the cameras begin generating tickets of either $35 or $100. Speeders traveling between 6-10 mph over the speed limit will receive $35 tickets; those going 11 mph or more over the limit. 

Currently there are 13 cameras accross the city that are generating tickets. Officials hope to have 50 installed by the end of the year. 

Rules allow for up to 300 cameras to go into the city around parks and schools. 

Emanuel's 2014 budget projects nearly $70 million in revenue from the cameras. 

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