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Chicago First City With Citizens Sending Photos, Videos To 911

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has become the first U.S. city to allow residents calling 911 to send photos and videos of the incidents from their cell phones, officials say...

Over 1,000 South Side 911 Calls Go Unanswered

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 1,200 times last year, residents of the South Chicago and Gresham police districts called 911, and there was no car available to respond. I...

City Building Backup Emergency Call Center At O'Hare Airport

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amid cloak-and-dagger secrecy, the Daley administration is building a backup 911 center at O'Hare Airport to handle emergency calls if a terrorist att...

911 Emergency Calls Disappearing From Computers: Operators

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stacked-up calls to Chicago's 911 emergency center are "disappearing completely" from computer screens because of glitches in a $6 million upgrade to ...

City Connects Street Cameras To Central Network With Homeland Security Grant

The New York Times | KAREN ANN CULLOTTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The technology, a computer-aided dispatch system, was paid for with a $6 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. It has been in use si...