Plan to expand Chicago's camera system moves forward

July 31, 2008 9:50:56 AM PDT
The city council approved a plan to dramatically expand Chicago's network of surveillance camera. Surveillance cameras will start appearing on the city's street sweepers and a revolutionary video-link will add private-sector cameras to the city's vast video network.

Businesses, high-rises and even private homes could share video with the city's 9-1-1 center.

Some call the program is intrusive.

The American Civil Liberties Union is reacting coolly to plan.


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