Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants more security cameras downtown. At a meeting of the Public Building Commission, members approved a measure adding cameras.The American Civil Liberties Union has long said Chicagoans are some of the most video-taped people in the country.
A leading civil rights group wants Chicago to stop expanding its network of thousands of cameras covering the city due to privacy issues, First Amendment concerns and a lack of regulation, according to a report released Tuesday.The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois called for a full review
Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit – that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J.
The case of Michael Allison may have slipped past your radar. Allison lives in Bridgeport, Ill., in the southeastern part of the state. His alleged violations of an “eyesore” ordinance led to frequent interactions with the local police.
Loosely organized, internet boycotts of airport body scans could slow down travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday.The National Opt-Out Day protest is scheduled for Wednesday, which is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.