ILLINOIS TO BEEF UP ITS PUBLIC CCTV WITH REST-STOP CAMERAS
Illinois is reportedly spending nearly $4 million to equip its highway rest stops with security cameras and emergency call boxes. The system, expected to be in place by mid-October, will let people contact state police if they feel threatened at any of the stateâ??s 53 rest stops and will give police a record of crimes committed there. People needing help can push a button on the emergency box, which automatically alerts authorities and sends them pictures from that camera so they can see what is happening. â??It adds to our homeland security,â? says Mike Monseur, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation told Associated Press.