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Get ready to curtail your careless driving, as Mayor Emanuel's anti-speeding pet project enters the RFP stage. The Sun-Times got ahold of a map of potential speed camera locations across the city, organized as "Children's Safety Zones" covering a radius around schools and parks. And there's 1,500 of them. But don't fret, all you absent-minded drivers, a compromise with Aldermen means that only 300 of those sites are in play, with year-one budgeting for just 50. Still, folks want to know if this is simply another revenue generating scheme subject to abuse. Hmm... Considering how broke municipalities tend to conduct themselves, once they've got cameras they're sure as hell going to use them. [Sun-Times, map: City of Chicago]