Police now need permission to use drones

By WEEK Reporter

January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 12:13 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- Starting today in Illinois, police must get a court order before they can launch drones to spy from the sky.

"The drone can be up there silently, marking your every movement, including movement in your own backyard," said Edwin Yohnka with the Illinois ACLA.

This is the latest response to the rapid development of tiny aircraft that carry cameras; a prospect that worries civil libertarians.