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April 24, 2014, 1:35 am
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Aldermen Pass MOU for GPS in CWLP Vehicles


It caused a stir among some aldermen a week ago, but there wasn’t even any discussion before the City Council unanimously approved an agreement about the use of GPS systems on City Water Light and Power trucks.

 

That memorandum of understanding spells out how and when information from the GPS devices can be used in disciplinary actions.

 

A week ago, some aldermen had questioned why the city had to justify what it does with its own equipment on its own trucks.

 

When told that state law requires it, Alderman Frank Edwards says that shows what’s wrong with Illinois today.

 

The passage of Tuesday's MOU was the first since the controversial MOU concerning retention of police internal affairs files was approved earlier this year.  That sparked the Mayor to require all MOUs to be approved by aldermen. 

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