ACLU 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 ACLU Hires Former GOP Chair's Firm To Lobby For Same Sex Marriage http://wuis.org/post/aclu-hires-former-gop-chairs-firm-lobby-same-sex-marriage <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Illinois Republican Party's former chairman to help with efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.&nbsp;</p><p>Pat Brady left his GOP post earlier this year after he said he supported gay marriage. He later started what he describes as a government affairs firm with Matt Strawn, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:56:52 +0000 Associated Press 7940 at http://wuis.org ACLU Hires Former GOP Chair's Firm To Lobby For Same Sex Marriage