ACLU of Illinois http://wuis.org en Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois' Eavesdropping Law http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-work-replace-illinois-eavesdropping-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission. But legislators are working on a replacement.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Supreme Court found the old law overly broad. It was a crime even to record in public, where people shouldn't really have an expectation of privacy. Because of that, Illinois' law was considered one of the strictest in the nation.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:10:19 +0000 Hannah Meisel 27540 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois' Eavesdropping Law Illinois Legislation Targets 'Revenge Porn' http://wuis.org/post/illinois-legislation-targets-revenge-porn <p>Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to increase the penalties for a type of Internet shaming known as "<a href="http://www.onthemedia.org/tags/revenge_porn/">revenge porn</a>." It involves posting naked photos of someone on the Web without their consent.</p><p>Diana Pisone is an interior designer from Oak Park. A few years ago, she was in what she describes as an emotionally abusive relationship. Sometimes, when her husband said "do this or else," she'd let him tape her in compromising situations.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:57:33 +0000 Brian Mackey 19339 at http://wuis.org Illinois Legislation Targets 'Revenge Porn' Judge Orders Expedited Marriage License for Same Sex Couple http://wuis.org/post/judge-orders-expedited-marriage-license-same-sex-couple <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. District Court in Chicago has ordered Cook County's clerk to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, one of whom is terminally ill. &nbsp;</span></p><p>County Clerk David Orr said he will comply with the court's order, handed down Monday by Judge Thomas Durkin. &nbsp;</p><p>A lawsuit was filed Friday by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois seeking immediate action for Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray has bone and brain cancer. Illinois' gay marriage law goes into effect June 1. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:53:35 +0000 Associated Press 13772 at http://wuis.org Judge Orders Expedited Marriage License for Same Sex Couple