audio recording http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. House: it's OK to record audio of police - with a few caveats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-its-ok-record-audio-police-few-caveats <p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Updated 3:42 p.m.</strong> <em>with Illinois Public Radio story.</em></p><p><em>Reporting by Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Brian Mackey used in this report.</em></p><p>Although <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/police-protesters-offer-opposite-accounts-nato-events-99412">the NATO protests in Chicago</a> have come and gone, today the Illinois House took a second crack at making it legal to create audio recordings of police. This time the legislation passed.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 19:12:49 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 3762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House: it's OK to record audio of police - with a few caveats Audio recording bill moves forward in IL House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/audio-recording-bill-moves-forward-il-house <p>A bill letting people in Illinois record public activities by police and other officials is moving forward in the state Legislature.</p><p>A House committee approved the bill 9-2 Wednesday, sending it to the House floor for further action.</p><p>Rep. Elaine Nekritz says the legislation protects citizens who pull out cellphones or turn on a camera to record events they witness. The Northbrook Democrat says it&#39;s important to update the law because international visitors and journalists are coming to Chicago for the G-8 and NATO summits in May.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:41:07 +0000 The Associated Press 3036 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Audio recording bill moves forward in IL House