Rahm Recorded reporters’ conversations without consent…

Rahm Emanuel 4BY CAROL MARIN cmarin@suntimes.com November 13, 2012 7:40PM

Emanuel downplays eavesdrop act

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at a Monday news conference, didn’t like questions about whether his press office had recorded reporters’ conversations without first seeking their consent.

That’s a big no-no under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, one of the toughest two-party consent laws in the country.

One woman, Annabel Melongo, spent 20 months in Cook County Jail before a judge finally freed her.

Her crime: She had recorded a couple of phone calls with a court clerk. We’re talking felony, folks.

Emanuel downplays eavesdrop act