“ut Project Shield remains dogged by problems, a Chicago Sun-Times/NBC5 investigation found. Already 36 percent over budget, the massive effort now isn’t expected to be fully operational until 2011 — three years late. Even then, it could be without a number of suburbs that opted out because of problems.
‘I think the federal government has to investigate what’s happened with Project Shield so far and re-evaluate its effectiveness,’ said U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), a former Cook County commissioner who’s asking the Government Accountability Office to investigate. ‘And if it decides it is not working, it’s going to have to start over, with someone else overseeing the entire project.'”