COLUMBIA — Examining the downtown cameras in Springfield, Ill., can help demonstrate how they might affect a city like Columbia. Springfield had a population of 117,352 in 2008, similar to Columbia's 100,733 in 2008, according to U.S. Census data. It's also a college town with two universities: University of Illinois - Springfield and Robert Morris University.
Springfield, Ill., serving as case study for Columbia's cameras
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