ACLU of Illinois

Know Your Rights: Freedom of expression in Chicago
March 15, 2012

Can we use amplification to make sure that our message gets heard?

Yes. If you have a permit for a public space, the permit will include information on amplification equipment you can use. For sidewalk demonstrations without a permit, the rule in Chicago is that loudspeakers or bullhorns cannot be louder than an ordinary conversation at a distance of 100 feet.

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