Much of the General Assembly’s work in 2015 was focused on the Illinois budget stalemate, but a variety of new laws are set to go into effect Jan. 1.
Check out our list of 16 new laws that may affect you in 2016 – on the road, at school, in your home and around your neighborhood.
Read a full list with descriptions of more new laws here.
Illinois made great strides in animal welfare this year. From protections against animal cruelty, to canine courtroom comfort, many new or revised laws take effect in the new year regarding animal welfare. Stay informed and up to date. Learn about interesting new laws designed to keep our pets safe and at home.
Illinois passed several new laws last year dealing with reforming the state's social and criminal justice system, including establishing guidelines for the use of police body cameras. Many of these laws take effect in the new year. Click below to learn more.