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Chicago adding police to deter terrorism

In response to a heightened terror alert ordered by the Homeland Security Department for the East Coast, Chicago officials said Sunday the city will add more police officers and surveillance cameras in an effort to increase security in the Loop, the city’s downtown business district. “It’s better to be overprepared than to play catch up,” Chicago Police Superintendent Philip Cline said at a news conference. “We want to deter terrorism.” Though institutions in the nation’s third-largest city were not mentioned as targets, Cline said the city would increase its efforts to thwart terrorism. Among the Chicago institutions considered to be prime targets for terrorists are the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, two of the world’s largest futures markets. Full Story

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