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Nursing home residents may soon be allowed to put cameras up in their rooms. Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing for a new law that will make it possible. She says it's the next line of defense in keeping seniors safe.

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She says the cameras will help family members keep an eye on their loved ones when they can't make it to visit.

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The video and audio taken from the cameras will be permissible in civil and criminal proceedings if someone is busted abusing a resident. And, anyone who's caught hampering with the camera or the recording could face charges. State officials get nearly 19-thousand calls a year with complaints of nursing home abuse. They respond to more than five-thousand of those calls.

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