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Karen Sheley of the ACLU of Illinois discusses protesting rights in Illinois to a group of about 30. Wednesday's forum is one of many planned in anticipation of next month's NATO summit.

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NATO nearing, ACLU preparing

by Rahel Solomon
April 26, 2012

With the NATO summit just weeks away, the ACLU of Illinois wants protestors to understand their rights. On Wednesday at the Chicago Temple, the ACLU hosted a know your rights forum where staff attorney Karen Sheley discussed protesting rights. Participants also learned how the strict Illinois Eavesdropping Act could affect their interactions with police officers during the two-day summit.