Chicago Cubs give $1M to install street security cameras
The cameras, which will be connected to the city's network of surveillance cameras, are the latest step by the Cubs to enhance security
By Ariel Cheung and Heather Cherone
WRIGLEYVILLE, Ill. — A $1 million grant from the Chicago Cubs will double the number of security cameras around Wrigley Field and bolster surveillance to major streets leading to the ballpark.
The grant is expected to go before the city's budget committee on Wednesday, and its approval will mean the installation of 30 more security cameras this summer.
"It's a great investment in safety, and we're glad they're doing it," said Bennett Lawson, chief of staff for Ald. Tom Tunney (44th). "If we can add cameras and private security, that takes a load off the police."