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725 ILCS 5/108B-5
(725 ILCS 5/108B-5)
(from Ch. 38, par. 108B-5)
Requirements for order of interception.
(a) Upon consideration of an application, the chief judge may enter an
ex parte order, as requested or as modified, authorizing the interception of
a private communication, if the chief judge determines on the basis of the
application submitted by the applicant, that:
(1) There is probable cause for belief that (A) the
person whose private communication is to be intercepted is committing, has committed, or is about to commit an offense enumerated in Section 108B-3, or (B) the facilities from which, or the place where, the private communication is to be intercepted, is, has been, or is about to be used in connection with the commission of the offense, or is leased to, listed in the name of, or commonly used by, the person; and
(2) There is probable cause for belief that a
particular private communication concerning such offense may be obtained through the interception; and
(3) Normal investigative procedures with respect to
the offense have been tried and have failed or reasonably appear to be unlikely to succeed if tried or too dangerous to employ; and
(4) The electronic criminal surveillance officers to
be authorized to supervise the interception of the private communication have been certified by the Illinois State Police.
(b) In the case of an application, other than for an extension, for an
order to intercept a communication of a person or on a wire communication
facility that was the subject of a previous order authorizing interception,
the application shall be based upon new evidence or information different from
and in addition to the evidence or information offered to support the prior
order, regardless of whether the evidence was derived from prior interceptions
or from other sources.
(c) The chief judge may authorize interception of a private
communication anywhere in the judicial circuit. If the
the use of an eavesdropping device with respect to a vehicle, watercraft,
or aircraft that is within the judicial circuit at the time the order is
issued, the order may provide that the interception may continue anywhere
within the State if the vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft leaves the
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)