August 7, 2008
To make good on his offer to help Chicago combat violence, Gov. Blagojevich envisions putting speed cameras on interstates across Illinois — and using the revenue to form an “elite tactical team” that would operate in Chicago and other cities.
The idea is in its infancy, with no budget and no timetable.
But the governor also is providing Chicago with immediate assistance, said Lucio Guerrero, a spokesman for the governor.
About 50 Illinois State Police employees have been assigned to work with Chicago Police on everything from tracking down illegal gun buyers to hunting for criminals on Chicago’s expressways, Guerrero said.