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Illinois Eavesdropping Act

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...

Christopher Drew, in Memoriam

David Protess | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Christopher Drew was a real Chicago character -- in the best sense of the word. If Studs Terkel was with us today, Drew's oral history would surely be a chapter in his next book. Drew's work lives on in the struggles for freedom of expression.

Lawsuit: Cop Assaulted, Discriminated Against Man Over Video

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago and three of its police officers over an August 2011 incident where police ...

Lawmakers Move To Change Controversial 'Eavesdropping' Act

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

An Illinois House Committee approved amendments to the hotly-contested Eavesdropping Act Wednesday that would decriminalize the recording of police of...

Artist Faces 15 Years In Prison For Recording His Own Arrest

AP | By SHANNON MCFARLAND | Posted 04.07.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Tiawanda Moore didn't think she was doing anything wrong when she took out her smartphone and started recording a conversation wi...

Police Superintendent Condemns Eavesdropping Act

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of a 2010 law banning covert recording of police officers in Illinois have a surprising new ally: Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who ...

Woman Who Recorded Cop Harassment Acquitted, Jurors Call Trial A 'Waste Of Time'

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman who secretly recorded a conversation with two Chicago Police investigators while filing a sexual harassment complaint last August was acquitte...