Eavesdropping

Old law was "too broad"
2:42 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

New Eavesdropping Law For Illinois Eases Restrictions

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

One of the toughest eavesdropping laws in the nation has been replaced with restrictions supporters call "more reasonable." 

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U.S. Supreme Court
4:17 am
Tue November 27, 2012

High Court Refuses to Hear Illinois' Eavesdropping Case

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez
Credit Cook County State's Attorney

Cook County State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says she’s disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a petition she filed on citizens recording police officers. An appeals court decision earlier this year found Illinois’ Eavesdropping statute unconstitutional.

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