Chicago officials admit reporters taped

Published: Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) — Chicago officials said they mistakenly recorded two phone conversations with reporters without their knowledge, adding that it is not a widespread practice.

Recording a conversation without the consent of all parties is a felony in Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Allegations that the city of Chicago officials were recording conversations with reporters without their knowledge arose during a public forum last week when a court filing in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city claimed a city spokeswoman had recorded Tribune reporters without their consent as they conducted a phone interview with Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in October 2011.

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