The Illinois House passed an amended bill on Tuesday that would clearly allow citizens to record police in public.
It now goes to the Illinois Senate for approval.
The House had previously voted down a similar bill.
The Illinois Eavesdropping Law makes it a felony to record audio of anyone without their permission, even in public.
As we've investigated on a local case, publicly recording audio of law enforcement officers in Illinois is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The Federal Appeals Court in Chicago issued a temporary order earlier in May for police to stop arresting citizens who record them in public.