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Cook County Board spends $11.5 million on cameras for court and corrections facilities

The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved a contract for the purchase and installation of some 1,950 security cameras for Circuit Court and Department of Corrections sites within the county.

The procurement contract, which is comprised of two separate bid packages totaling $11.5 million, was awarded to Elk Grove Village-based Broadway Electric Inc. The firm is expected to complete installation of the cameras within the next10 months.

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County commissioners affirm Metra Board appointment

Cook County commissioners representing the northern suburbs on Wednesday affirmed the appointment of John Plante, a Wilmette attorney and former Chicago Transit Authority manager, to serve on the embattled Metra Board of Directors.

Effective immediately, Plante replaces William Widmer, one of five Metra Board members that have resigned from the 11-member body after approving a severance package in June for former Metra Chief Executive Officer Alex Clifford that could end up being worth as much as $871,000.

Preckwinkle pledges no new taxes, fees or fines

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