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Federal Court Rejects Illinois Eavesdropping Law

A federal court in Chicago has granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Illinois’ controversial eavesdropping law.

05/08/2012

Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last Fall Want Charges Tossed

Which carries more weight, First Amendment rights or closing time at Chicago’s parks? Attorneys for dozens of Occupy Chicago protestors arrested in Grant Park last fall want a judge to answer that question.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Police Camera

UPDATED: Daley Defends City’s Camera Network

Are Chicago’s blue-light police cameras crime fighters, or invasions of privacy? The American Civil Liberties Union says the answer is the latter.

02/08/2011