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New Year, New Laws

The start of a New Year often means a fresh start. For Illinois, the start of 2017 welcomes new laws that become effective. While state legislators considered thousands of bills during this year’s legislative session, the New Year reflects the couple hundred of laws that take effect January 1st. These laws include a variety of topics that impact the lives of Illinois residents with new changes, requirements and regulations.

Starting January 1st, 191 new laws take effect. To see what is changing for Illinois, and to view laws that may be of interest to you, click below.



State legislators will return to Springfield in January to convene the 100th General Assembly.