The issue of recording police activity in public and the Illinois Eavesdropping Act made the front page of The Chicago Tribune on Monday. The article highlights several cases in which Illinois citizens are facing felony eavesdropping charges for recording interactions with police on their mobile devices and video cameras. The ACLU of Illinois sought to challenge the application of this law by filing a lawsuit in 2010 on behalf of the organization itself, as its staff members frequently monitor police activity and believe it is a First Amendment right to be able to document interactions with police as a means of gathering information.

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