Big Brother Chicago to Add More Cameras
Chicago's Mayor Emanuel and Public Building Commission members agreed to expand Chicago's surveillance network.
New cameras will go up around three buildings in the financial district: the Federal Reserve, the Board of Trade and the AT&T switching center, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Mayor Emanuel insisted these potential terrorist targets need additional protection, says an msnbc.com report. "They were not a part of the network. The fiber had already been laid," he said. "We should complete it because it's identified as important in the Homeland Security reports. ...The camera network is a part of security and safety for the city," he said.
DHS will pay for the new cameras, which will cost $650,000.