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2:12 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ill. House: it's OK to record audio of police - with a few caveats

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Updated 3:42 p.m. with Illinois Public Radio story.

Reporting by Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey used in this report.

Although the NATO protests in Chicago 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.

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1:41 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Audio recording bill moves forward in IL House

The public would be able to record public activities by police and other officials under a proposed bill in the Illinois House of Representatives.
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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.