CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s massive surveillance camera system — already one of
the most extensive in the United States — is about to grow.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel at his first meeting of the
Public Building Commission agreed with the other commission members that the
network of 10,000 public and private cameras should be expanded to include
the Board of Trade, the Federal Reserve and the AT&T switching center.
Emanuel says the sites should be added because they are important to
national security, adding it would be relatively simple because much of what
is needed to link the sites to the surveillance network is already in place.
A federal Homeland Security grant will pay the $650,000 for the new cameras.