04/18/2012 02:43 pm ET

Chicago Speed Camera Ordinance Passes 35-14

After a series of strong floor speeches from many alderman in support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed camera ordinance, the ordinance passed with a 35-14 vote at this morning's Chicago City Council meeting.

Many of the alderman voicing their support admitted they were getting strong constituent opposition to the ordinance, but felt the speed cameras around schools and parks would improve safety and save lives.

Alderman James Balcer, who had been hit by a car as a child, gave a strong, passionate speech in support of the cameras.

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