Capitol's new doors raise security concern

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A set of copper-plated doors at the state Capitol that drew criticism for its price tag is now raising security questions.
   
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday that a Republican lawmaker has filed a resolution urging the installation of security cameras, claiming the doors obstruct views of security guards inside.
   
Rep. Mike Bost says he heard the complaint 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 the current security measures.
   
The $670,000 doors were part of a renovation.

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