Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Jones College Prep Opens; Also Gets a Speeding Camera

New Jones College Prep from the corner of Polk and State
Ok.  This post is a little dated, but that doesn't mean it's not something we should share.

First off, the state-of-the-art and gigantic new Jones College Prep is officially open for students.  While it's not our favorite looking building, it's definitely unique.  Most importantly, it will probably serve its students well (even if it's not many "local" students).

On a different but related note, back at the end of August the city announced 50 locations throughout the city that would be receiving the controversial "speeding cameras".  As of now, the only location in the Sloop is by Jones College Prep (606 S. State).

And if you're curious, but don't want to click the link, here are the fines for getting caught:
Fines for violations are $35 for vehicles travelling 6-10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit while in a safety zone, and $100 for vehicles travelling 11 or more miles over the posted speed limit.  
The Children's Safety Zones are designated as within 1/8th of a mile from Chicago parks or schools.

The enforcement hours will be limited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in safety zones around schools on school days Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m.: 20 mph speed limit when children are present; 30 mph speed limit when no children are present; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: 30 mph speed limit.  
The enforcement hours around parks will be limited to only those hours parks are open (typically 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week) with a 30 mph speed limit.

And if that's not enough, ABC7 has a nice interactive map with all the locations throughout the city.

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