More with Less ... Again
- An influential alderman on Monday dropped his quest to force Mayor Daley to hire 100 more Chicago Police officers after being assured that the police vacancy rate has been reduced.
"I'm not backing off. My objective was to get a hundred police officers hired. This has us with [more than] 200 hired," said Transportation Committee Chairman Tom Allen (38th).
And how about this article:
- Surveillance cameras on high-crime Chicago street corners may soon be equipped with new software that makes it easier to catch bad guys who drive or park nearby -- by scanning the license plates of up to 3,600 parked or moving vehicles an hour.
The Chicago Police Department is exploring the idea of installing Big Brother software on 300 "blue light" cameras -- along with the possibility of adding the plate-reading function to video cameras now installed in 30 squad cars to record traffic stops.