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Eavesdropping Laws

Illinois New Eavesdropping Law Is A Terrible Idea

Dan Johnson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Dan Johnson

A major contributing factor to this new era of transparency has been a citizen's right to film the police, upheld by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012.

Supreme Court Blocks State Police Recording Law

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered another blow to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law in Illinois, choosing to let stand a l...

State Bill Would Expand Recording Rights For Cops, Not Public

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

Though legislation that would have allowed private citizens to record police officers while on the job in public spaces was killed by the Illinois sta...

Chicago Journalist Detained After Recording Cops Arresting Teen

Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

A Loyola University Chicago journalism professor has filed a complaint against a Chicago police officer who allegedly detained him after he videotaped...