Group pushes for $5 million in TIF funding to install surveillance cameras in Fulton Market, Garfield Park

A group wants to use $5 million in tax increment financing money to buy 200 new surveillance cameras for the Fulton Market and Garfield Park areas.

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A small group of business and community leaders urged city officials Monday to use $5 million in tax increment financing money to buy 200 surveillance cameras for the swanky Fulton Market District and the historically violent Garfield Park area.

Roger Romanelli, executive director of the Fulton Market Association, said the additional police observation devices, or POD cameras, can be used to “help our understaffed police officers fight and defeat the criminals in our city.”

“Our streets are running with blood. We have to put a tourniquet on the crime spree that’s happening in our city,” said Romanelli, who used the online news conference to highlight two “insane” shootings recently caught by private cameras.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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