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Hillside residents raise concerns about speeding

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HILLSIDE, Illinois — Hillside residents have expressed concern over routine speeding in residential areas, with many residents concerned for the safety of their children.

Residents near Forest Avenue in Hillside said drivers are regularly seen doubling or even tripling the 20mph speed limit in residential areas, with a car crashing into a yard and narrowly missing a house.

Surveillance cameras have caught cars traveling at 50 to 60 miles per hour on roads with no sidewalks in the area.

A neighborhood speed enforcement petition is gaining traction among residents who want more resources to address an issue before a potential tragedy occurs.

Hillside Mayor Joseph Tamburino issued a statement that read:

“FOver the past seven weeks, our Police Department has aggressively enforced traffic violations in the area where this incident occurred, resulting in dozens of stop sign and speeding tickets. Other traffic calming measures include dedicated unmarked police units stationed at intersections, improved stop signs and road colour, and ongoing discussions with residents about the use of speed bumps and roundabouts.

Local residents have said they haven’t seen much police presence in the area and want more to be done.

https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/hillside-residents-express-concerns-over-speeding/ Hillside residents raise concerns about speeding

John Verrall

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