Up to 75 years in prison for recording police. Everyone from the cops that arrested him, to the prosecutor, to the judge, to the lawmakers of Illinois should be ashamed of themselves and/or move to the Soviet Union where their views are more in line with the spirit of the government.
Idaho is cool with just one party consenting to the eavesdropping. This is a bit worrying on the surface, but IANAL. Also, it’s illegal to open a telegram that’s not yours.