Illinois Eavesdropping Act

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping LawIn the unanimous decisions released Thursday, the court found the 1961 Eavesdropping Act violates free speech and due process protections. They focus on audio recordings.
Judge Rules Against State's Ban On Recording Police OfficersA judge on Friday tossed out the controversial Illinois eavesdropping law, which makes it a crime to record police officers, according to a published report.
Move Advances To Lift Ban On Recording Police OfficersWhen police misconduct is caught on tape, it’s a big deal, and there could much more taping going on in Illinois.
Police Supt. McCarthy Comes Out Against Eavesdropping ActIt is illegal to record a conversation with a police officer if you get pulled over or have a run-in, but police Supt. Garry McCarthy says that should change.
Loyola Professor Detained For Videotaping Teen's ArrestA journalism professor at Loyola University says police detained him and erased the video he took of someone being arrested on CTA property this past weekend.
Woman Who Recorded Cops Acquitted Of Felony EavesdroppingA former stripper, who secretly recorded two Chicago Police Internal Affairs investigators while filing a sexual harassment complaint against another officer was acquitted on eavesdropping charges Wednesday.
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