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a person recorded my conversation with him and let everyone

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a person recorded my conversation with him and let everyone hear it. is that illegal
Welcome and thank you for your question!

I am sorry to learn of your experience. What you've described is not legal in Illinois because you did not consent to it.

Offenses of the eavesdropping law are punishable as felonies, with first offenses categorized as lesser felonies than subsequent offenses. 720 Ill. Compiled Stat. Ann. 5/14-4.

Civil liability for actual and punitive damages is authorized as well. 720 Ill. Compiled Stat. Ann. 5/14-6.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
how do i take action
You are free to call the police and seek charges for criminal prosecution.

Alternatively, you can sue the person, on your own, in small claims court for money damages. The process for doing that in Illinois is explained here: http://www.ag.state.il.us/consumers/smlclaims.html You do not need an attorney to sue in small claims court.

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