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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to catch more crime on camera.
CTA officials say their system of more than 17,000 cameras is dramatically reducing crime on the system.
The Illinois Supreme Court will issue an order Monday permitting live broadcast coverage of trials in DuPage County.
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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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.
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.
Televised trials are coming to two more counties not far from Chicago.
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.
Courtrooms in northwestern Illinois will be the first in the state to allow cameras.
Chief judges in circuit courts around the state are considering the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow cameras and microphones in courtrooms.
For the first time in Illinois history, cameras will be allowed in circuit courtrooms.
Another effort is under way to require broadcast audio and video coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
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.
Ford Motor Company brought cars and dreams of safer roads to Yorktown Shopping Center on Wednesday to demonstrate new systems that foresee crashes and head them off with WiFi, radar and GPS.
A history-making hearing took place Wednesday afternoon in the Drew Peterson case.