CPD Adding 50 Officers To CTA Unit, Creating Transit Detective Team, Building New Nerve Center To Monitor Cameras“Violence on our [mass transit] system is just not going to be tolerated,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday morning.
A Month After Governor Signed Law To Upgrade Expressway Cameras, Wait Continues For New EquipmentLegislation to help Illinois State Police catch expressway shooters was signed by the governor last month, so why aren’t upgrades to the state’s cameras in place yet?
Chicago Police To Test Phones That Access High-Tech ToolsThe officers will be testing technology that also will allow them to control the cameras' zooming and panning capabilities. Officers on the city's West Side will begin tests next month.
Illinois House Approves Plan To Upgrade Chicago Area Expressway CamerasThe state has more than 600 cameras that currently live-stream video of traffic conditions on the expressways, but they can’t record footage.
State Lawmakers Push Measure To Upgrade Expressway Cameras So They Can Record FootageWith 14 shootings on Chicago are expressways already this year, some state lawmakers have proposed legislation to give Illinois State Police a crucial tool in solving violent crime.
Taking The CTA? Smile, You're On CameraChicago now has more than 1,000 high-definition surveillance cameras at all nine Red Line subway stations and the city's 12 Blue Line subway stops, the city said Thursday.
The CTA Has Thousands Of Cameras, But How Much Do They Help With Crime?Violent crime on CTA trains has increased over the past five years, yet the city often boasts about its security upgrades, including a multi-million dollar network of thousands of cameras.
More Than 300 New Chicago Police Officers Graduate From Academy; CPD Expands High-Definition Camera NetworkChicago is getting new resources to help keep the city safe. More than 300 new officers are graduating from the academy on Tuesday, and the department is adding dozens of new high-definition cameras in some of the city’s busiest areas.
Roscoe Village Eyes More Cameras Around The NeighborhoodResidents think the cameras can help Chicago police and hopefully serve as a deterrent to more crime.
CTA Getting Thousands Of New HD Surveillance CamerasThe CTA has announced a $33 million program to install thousands of new high definition cameras, as well as new video monitors at its train stations.
Metra To Install New On-Board Camera SystemChicago's commuter train service is installing an upgraded, $11 million camera system meant to enhance safety.
CTA Adding Upgraded Cameras To BusesThe CTA is putting more security cameras into nearly a quarter of its buses.
FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Flights Over Chicago, Other US CitiesThe FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology -- all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
Cops Canvassing For Surveillance Footage After Woman Slain In UptownPolice were hoping surveillance cameras might help them catch suspect or suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old woman in the Uptown neighborhood overnight.
Violent Crime On CTA Declined In First Half Of 2014Violent crimes and thefts on the CTA dropped by more than a third in the first half of this year, compared to the first six months of last year, city officials said Tuesday.