Illinois Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 5 Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Section 108B-7

    (725 ILCS 5/108B-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 108B-7)

    Sec. 108B-7. Contents of order for use of eavesdropping device.

    (a) Each order authorizing the interception of a private communication shall state:

        (1) the chief judge is authorized to issue the order;

        (2) the identity of, or a particular description of,

    the person, if known, whose private communications are to be intercepted;

        (3) the character and location of the particular wire

    communication facilities as to which, or the particular place of the communications as to which, authority to intercept is granted;

        (4) a particular description of the type of private

    communication to be intercepted and a statement of the particular offense to which it relates;

        (5) the identity and certification of the electronic

    criminal surveillance officers to whom the authority to intercept a private communication is given and the identity of the person who authorized the application; and

        (6) the period of time during which the interception

    is authorized, including a statement as to whether or not the interception shall automatically terminate when the described communication has been first obtained.

    (b) No order entered under this Section shall authorize the interception of private communications for a period of time in excess of that necessary to achieve the objective of the authorization. Every order entered under this Section shall require that the interception begin and terminate as soon as practicable and be conducted in such a manner as to minimize the interception of communications not otherwise subject to interception. No order, other than for an extension, entered under this Section may authorize the interception of private communications for any period exceeding 30 days. Extensions of an order may be granted for periods of not more than 30 days. No extension shall be granted unless an application for it is made in accordance with Section 108B-4 and the judge makes the findings required by Section 108B-5 and, where necessary, Section 108B-6.

    (c) Whenever an order authorizing an interception is entered, the order shall require reports to be made to the chief judge who issued the order showing what progress has been made toward achievement of the authorized objective and the need for continued interception. The reports shall be made at such intervals as the judge may require.

    (d) An order authorizing the interception of a private communication shall, upon request of the applicant, direct that a communications common carrier, landlord, owner, building operator, custodian, or other person furnish the applicant forthwith all information, facilities and technical assistance necessary to accomplish the interception unobtrusively and with a minimum of interference with the services that the carrier, owner, building operator, landlord, custodian, or person is affording the person whose communication is to be intercepted. The obligation of a communications common carrier under the order may include conducting an in-progress trace during an interception. Any communications common carrier, landlord, owner, building operator, custodian, or person furnishing the facilities or technical assistance shall be compensated by the applicant at the prevailing rates.

    (e) A communications common carrier, landlord, owner, building operator, custodian, or other person who has been provided with an order issued under this Article shall not disclose the existence of the order of interception, or of a device used to accomplish the interception unless:

        (1) he is required to do so by legal process; and

        (2) he has given prior notification to the State's

    Attorney, who has authorized the application for the order.

    (f) An order authorizing the interception of a private communication shall, upon the request of the applicant, authorize the entry into the place or facilities by electronic criminal surveillance officers as often as necessary for the purpose of installing, maintaining or removing an intercepting device where the entry is necessary to conduct or complete the interception. The chief judge who issues the order shall be notified of the fact of each entry prior to entry, if practicable, and, in any case, within 48 hours of entry.


  (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this Article, any chief judge of a court of competent jurisdiction to which any application is made under this Article may take any evidence, make any finding, or issue any order to conform the proceedings or the issuance of any order to the Constitution of the United States, or of any law of the United States or to the Constitution of the State of Illinois or to the laws of Illinois.

    (2) When the language of this Article is the same or similar to the language of Title III of P.L. 90-351 (82 Stat. 211 et seq., codified at, 18 U.S.C. 2510 et seq.), the courts of this State in construing this Article shall follow the construction given to Federal law by the United States Supreme Court or United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

(Source: P.A. 92-854, eff. 12-5-02.)

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