Cicero is planning to install surveillance cameras that can stream video to squad cars.
From the trib:
Town officials listened this week to representatives of one company that has installed surveillance systems in Calumet City and Country Club Hills. The firm, South Holland-based Public Safety Communications Inc., also is in the process of installing a system in Cook County as part of its Homeland Security initiative.
One feature of the pole-mounted, wireless cameras is their portability, enabling authorities to deploy them in different areas, said company president Clarence Brownlow. The cameras can detect chemicals and have "shot spotter" sensors that zoom in on areas where gunshots are heard, Brownlow said
Cicero is looking to install the first camera in the next two months, and to eventually have three to five cameras, said Duque. He estimated the cost at $50,000 per camera, and said the town will seek federal funding to defray the expense.