720 ILCS 5/26.5. Harassing and Obscene Communications.
"Harass" or "harassing" means knowing conduct which is not necessary to accomplish a purpose that is reasonable under the circumstances, that would cause a reasonable person emotional distress and does cause emotional distress to another. (Source: P.A. 97-1108, effective 1/1/2013).
Illinois statutes defining acts of harassment include, but are not limited to:
There are other forms of harassment, including:
When it comes to harassment via your phone, prevention is ideal. Here are some tips:
If prevention measures don’t work and you are receiving unwanted phone contact, keep the following tips in mind: