The Cubs are sending the city $1 million to pay for dozens of security cameras near Wrigley Field, aldermen said Tuesday.
The City Council Budget Committee approved the grant from the team to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, but it will be months before the new cameras are up and running.
Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, said the city and the team will work on the placement of the cameras, which cost around $30,000 each to buy and install.
Coming the day after an apparent suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured 59 more at a concert in Manchester, England, Budget Committee Chairman Ald. Carrie Austin said the need for the added security in high-profile public areas is self-evident.