There are more than 250 new laws and fees that have gone into effect in the state of Illinois.
10 of the top ones are below.
1.The Fight for $15: For the first time in nearly a decade, Illinois has raised its minimum wage. It's increased from $8.25 to $9.25 and will increase to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025.
2.Keeping Up with Cannabis: Adults are able to buy cannabis legally from a well-regulated market.
3.Gratuity Not Included: All tips now go to the employee - not their employer.
4.Defending DNA: Companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe aren't able to share your ancestry test results with health or life insurance companies without consent.
5.Safety First: You'll now pay more for reckless driving. The maximum penalty for hitting a construction worker increases to $25,000. The fine for illegally passing a school bus has doubled. Drivers who violate Scott's Law may be fined up to $10,000.
6.Drop It and Drive: Illinois residents are no longer able to watch streaming video while driving.
7.Pet Project: Dog and cat kennels must be equipped with a fire sprinkler or alarm system if the kennel is not staffed at all times.
8.You're In!: Illinois high schoolers in the top 10% of their class are guaranteed acceptance into NIU, EIU, SIU and WIU.
9.Families First: Illinois police and firefighters risk their lives to keep us safe. That's why the burial benefit for a first responder killed in the line of duty has doubled.
10.Helping Heroes: Police have access to better mental health resources with training focused on wellness and suicide prevention.
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