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You Won't Believe These 5 Weird Laws in Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It seems that Illinoisans have some pretty specific ideas about what they do not want happening in their hometowns. Check out this list of the weirdest laws in Illinois.

New Year, New Laws for Illinois Citizens

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's a new batch of laws in effect for 2014 that'll affect your driving, talking, tanning and more. Our list of the day covers the 10 most talked about.

More Than 150 New Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago

Illinoisans awoke Tuesday to 150 new state laws on the books, including a ban on the sale or trade of shark fin, a new strip club surcharge and a numb...

Proposed Ban On Corpse Sex Advances In State House

Posted 03.28.2012 | Chicago

Legislation aimed at banning sex with corpses and removing a body from a crime scene without being authorized to do so advanced Wednesday in the Illin...

Statewide Cell Phone Ban Advances In Springfield

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday advanced legislation that would ban drivers statewide from using cell phones while on the road, thou...

214 New State Laws Go Into Effect Jan. 1

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

As Illinois marches into the new year, at least 214 new laws will go into effect, thanks to a busy state legislature. While many of these lack the...

Quinn Signs Law Penalizing Employers Who Shortchange Workers

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Employers who shortchange or don't pay their employees will face stiffer penalties and workers will have more rights under a bill Gov....

Illinois Rape Kit Law Came Too Late For Some Victims

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With considerable fanfare this week, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn signed into law a measure to improve rape investigations by Illinois authorities. But it ca...

Sen. Dale Risinger On Increasing Illinois Speed Limit To 70: 'Speed Doesn't Cause Accidents'

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers are preparing to consider raising the speed limit on highways outside of Chicago from 65 to 70 mph. But two prominent national m...