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Increased Use Of License Plate Cameras Draws Scrutiny

Automated license plate readers (ALPRs) consist of a camera used to scan the license plate of every passing car. That number then is recorded and stored indefinitely.


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How To Protect Your Web Cameras From Hackers

Internet security cameras are amazing technology, but if your webcam isn’t properly setup, you may not be the only person in the world watching.


Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

Illinois State Troopers To Get Camera-Equipped Stun Guns

For the first time, the agency is preparing to outfit every patrol trooper and sergeant with the so-called “non-lethal” weapons, which can immobilize a person with a high-voltage charge.


School buses (CBS)

Every CPS School Bus To Feature Video Cameras

Another big change is coming to Chicago Public Schools. For the first time,on the first day of school, all buses will be equipped with video cameras. That means big brother in the main office will have his eye on every student, every bus driver and anyone else who steps inside the big yellow vehicle.


Johnny Borizov (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

DuPage Judge Allows Cameras For April Murder Trial

A DuPage County judge has overruled objections from both sides and will allow cameras into the courtroom for a high-profile murder trial next month.


CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Install More Cameras On Trains

The Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to catch more crime on camera.


A surveillance camera at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Touts Success Of Surveillance Cameras In Fighting Crime

CTA officials say their system of more than 17,000 cameras is dramatically reducing crime on the system.



DuPage County To Get Cameras, Microphones In Courtrooms

The Illinois Supreme Court will issue an order Monday permitting live broadcast coverage of trials in DuPage County.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2012

Timothy Evans

Chief Judge: Cameras Likely In Cook County Courts By Year’s End

Cook County’s chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there’s no specific timetable for putting them in place.


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Best Camera Stores In Chicago

Searching for a terrific camera that will help capture your memories? Then look no further than these Chicago area stores.


Grand Prairie Transportation now has cameras aboard buses when it transports children for a suburban special-education district. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Alleged Abuse Leads Parents To Lobby For Cameras On School Buses

The mother and father of twin 3-year-old daughters want to keep their names private — but not their battle. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Robert Lyzenga

Indiana Church Pastor Accused Of Mounting Cameras In Restroom

A church in Indiana has removed its pastor, after he was arrested for allegedly disguising two hidden video cameras as air fresheners and hiding them in the women’s toilet stalls at the church.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012


Supreme Court Expanding Program For Cameras In Courtroom

Televised trials are coming to two more counties not far from Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2012

Some police departments have begun equipping officers with "body cameras," which record criminal activity and encounters with suspects and civilians, to document crime and protect officers in case of allegations of wrongdoing. (Credit: CBS)

Police Use Of ‘Body Cams,’ Stun Gun Cameras Stirs Controversy

Police officers are using a new tool to catch criminals and protect themselves from bogus allegations. Some departments are beginning to have officers wear cameras on their uniforms, and they also are equipping stun guns with cameras. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at this new technology and the controversy around it.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Scales Of Justice

Northwest Illinois Courts First To Get Cameras

Courtrooms in northwestern Illinois will be the first in the state to allow cameras.


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Cook County Plans To Go Ahead With Cameras In Courtrooms

Chief judges in circuit courts around the state are considering the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow cameras and microphones in courtrooms.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Ill. Supreme Court To Allow Cameras In Courts

For the first time in Illinois history, cameras will be allowed in circuit courtrooms.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

U.S. Supreme Court Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Durbin Pushing For Broadcast Of Supreme Court Hearings

Another effort is under way to require broadcast audio and video coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police: Cameras Failed In Lockup Where 2 Committed Suicide

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is acknowledging there were “issues” with the cameras inside the Calumet District police lockup on the city’s Far South Side, where two inmates hanged themselves within four days.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Red Light Camera

State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For Chicago

You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011