Audio recording bill moves forward in IL House

Feb 8, 2012

A bill letting people in Illinois record public activities by police and other officials is moving forward in the state Legislature.

A House committee approved the bill 9-2 Wednesday, sending it to the House floor for further action.

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's important to update the law because international visitors and journalists are coming to Chicago for the G-8 and NATO summits in May.