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(720 ILCS 5/26-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 26-2)
Interference with emergency communication.
(a) A person commits interference with emergency
communication when he or she knowingly, intentionally and without lawful
justification interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes
with the transmission of a communication over a citizens band radio
channel, the purpose of which communication is to inform or inquire
about an emergency.
(b) For the purpose of this Section, "emergency" means a condition or
circumstance in which an individual is or is reasonably believed by the
person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of serious
bodily injury or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person
transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of damage or
(1) Interference with emergency communication is a
Class B misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2).
(2) Interference with emergency communication, where
serious bodily injury or property loss in excess of $1,000 results, is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)