Some Call it ‘Big Brother' Others Call it Safe

Little Village Residents Push for Additional Police Cameras

Residents say things are not picture perfect in the Little Village neighborhood.

Local parishes and area residents have joined forces to push for additional surveillance cameras in their neighborhoods.

Dozens of local homeowners boarded a bus to City Hall on Wednesday to deliver some 1400 signatures collected in a grassroots petition drive.

Carrying signs -- one of which read, "We Deserve Safety, Too" -- the activists also brought copies of certified letters they had sent to their alderman asking for the cameras.

Residents want cameras to be placed throughout the area near South Lawndale, including the largely uncovered area of Sacramento Avenue, 31st Street and Kostner Avenue, and 26th Street. 

Currently, there are four cameras on 26th Street, but a commercial strip along 26th doesn't have surveillance equipment.  Neighborhood groups consider that a dangerous oversight.

City Council is not expected to address the camera issue at its meeting Wednesday.

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