Some 1,500 new security cameras have been installed at Chicago Transit Authority train stations throughout the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and CTA President Forrest Claypool are expected to announce Monday.
The project, first announced in June, has been completed six weeks ahead of schedule. The cameras have been lauded by Emanuel as successful in "assisting police officers solve crimes and ensure the safety of Chicagoans at L stops across the city."
The cameras were funded as part of a $16 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security project.
"It should send a message to would-be criminals that we’ll be watching, and using every tool at our disposal to assist the police," Claypool said of the plan in June.