Copper-plated doors at the state Capitol that drew criticism for their price are now raising security questions. A Republican lawmaker has filed a resolution urging installation of security cameras, claiming the doors obstruct views for security guards inside.
Rep. Mike Bost says he heard complaints from guards. The resolution asks Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and the Capitol architect to install cameras.
There’ve been security issues at the Capitol before. In 2004, an armed man fatally shot an unarmed guard. After that metal detectors and X-ray machines were installed.
White’s spokesman says Secretary of State Police are comfortable with current security measures.