CHICAGO (CBS) — Drones could be one of the popular Christmas gifts this year, state officials have begun taking steps to figure out how to deal with all the issues that could arise.
The Illinois General Assembly has approved legislation establishing the Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force, and Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed 18 people to the panel.
Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski was among those named to the task force, representing the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Kaminski said he’s concerned about drones possibly interfering with commercial aviation, invading people’s privacy, and being used by criminals to shoot at people.
“Can you imagine looking out your window and there’s a drone there? I mean, it has a whole area that we’ve got to look at for privacy, and how do we investigate these things?” he said.