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Chicago expanding Big Brother camera network

Chicago’s Big Brother network of over 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras is already the most extensive and integrated in the nation. But, it’s about to get even bigger. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chaired his first Public Building Commission meeting on Tuesday and joined his fellow members in adding three potential …

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‘Covert’ surveillance cameras coming to Chicago

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com Blue-light surveillance cameras in Chicago’s high-crime neighborhoods will someday be augmented by “covert” cameras that “fit inside of a match box” and keep the bad guys guessing, Police Supt. Jody Weis said. Now that crime-ravaged communities have been saturated with hundreds of blue-light …

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Red-light cameras are target of Valentine’s Day protest

Nearly two dozen gather on North Side, urging drivers to honk to protest communities they say are using cameras to boost revenue rather than reduce crashes. “Taxing people under the guise of safety” By Kristen Schorsch, Tribune reporter February 14, 2010 Valentine’s Day captured passion of another kind — the …

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