Chicago adds to its 10,000 electronic eyes

Chicago’s network of more than 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras is getting bigger, Fran Spielman writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The city's Public Building Commission has added three places that could be terrorist targets to the city’s surveillance network: the Board of Trade, the Federal Reserve and the AT&T switching center, all in Chicago’s financial nerve center, the story continued. The article said the commission has already installed 3,300 surveillance cameras at key government buildings and other possible targets.

The cameras will be paid for with a $650,000 grant from the Homeland Security Department, the Sun-Times said.

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