iPod app lets Ill. citizens listen to police scanner


By Mary Owen
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A man sitting on a milk crate smoking marijuana. A couple fighting. A car crash. A robbery. A fight.

The Chicago Police Department is called to deal with all of it and most of it gets little mention in the local news. But for hundreds of scanner enthusiasts, much of the drama can be followed from the comfort of their home on a device that can be purchased at any electronics store -- and it's all legal.

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