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Those New Cameras On Lake Shore Drive Were Just Up For The Weekend, Officials Say

The cameras could come back, though, if law enforcement agents ask for them.

Bart Shore
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DOWNTOWN — Three new cameras put up along Lake Shore Drive were only up for the weekend, officials confirmed.

The cameras were put up at Montrose Avenue, Chicago Avenue and I-55. They were only temporary, though, and were already taken down by Monday evening.

The cameras were being used to help Chicago Police with investigations, and they could be brought back if law enforcement agents ask for them, said Melissa Stratton, a spokeswoman for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

“The cameras are one tool of many used to support investigations as we work to ensure the public safety of residents and motorists,” Stratton said.

The appearance of the new cameras led to questions about their purpose in Facebook neighborhood groups and on Twitter.

The cameras were not being used to catch speeders, Stratton said.