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Top 10 New Illinois Laws You Should Know for 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The new year is coming up and you know what that means -- counting down until midnight, messing up the date for weeks and a whole bunch of new Illinois laws.

14 New Laws in Illinois You Should Know

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are dozens of new Illinois laws that went into effect recently, so the Illinois Senate Democrats released a slideshow highlighting the top 14 to...

7 New Illinois Laws You're Going to Want to Know in the New Year

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Not knowing a law is not considered a legal defense for not following it. So don't get caught unawares -- new laws will take effect in Illinois in 2015 that could affect the daily life of average Illinoisans.

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Sensationalism

Adam Banner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Instead of wasting time and money on rumor-mongering and passing redundant legislation, perhaps we should be looking to the root of the problem for solutions.

Pot, Guns And Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut In US

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Crime

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ____...

New Laws On Abortion, Tanning Kick In

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Early July is about more than fireworks, cookouts and long weekends. It's also about hundreds of new state laws. Around the nation, July 1 marks the ...

I Fought the Law (And I Won)

Chris Johnson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

In 2009, the founders of San Francisco startup Getaround had an industry-tilting idea: Since the average car is idle most of the day, it would be more efficient for people who only need cars for short periods of time to rent from existing owners.

Bye Bye Happy Hour -- State Bans Drink Specials And Other New Laws For 2012

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.28.2012 | Crime

-- State laws taking effect as 2012 begins require girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire to first tell their parents or a judge; voters in Tenness...

In The Public Interest : New Health Care Options Make Sense For Young People

Andrew Merki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Merki

As a senior at Indiana University, I feel very fortunate. This is an amazing time in my life and I'm trying to make the most of it - taking the classe...

Arizona -- The Newest Soviet Republic

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Governor Jan Brewer has signed bill SB-1070 into law, making it a state crime to walk the streets of Arizona without papers proving one's immigration status.

Five Ways the New Credit Card Laws Affect You

Jordan E. Goodman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jordan E. Goodman

Now that the Credit Card law has fully gone into effect, it's time for you to reevaluate your strategies about how you use your credit cards.

New California Laws Protect Borrowers, Consumers

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hammered by a housing downturn that contributed to the state's budget crisis, California is boosting protections for home b...