For the first time in nearly a decade, Illinois is raising its minimum wage. It increases from $8.25 to $9.25 on January 1, and to $15 by 1/1/2025.
As of January 1, adults will be able to buy marijuana from local dispensaries, including Mt. Vernon, Effingham, Harrisburg, Marion, and many others.
Illinois high schoolers in the top 10% of their class are guaranteed acceptance into NIU, EIU, SIU and WIU.
In Illinois, we see signs for construction zones frequently. The maximum penalty for hitting a construction worker now increases to $25,000.
Fines for illegally passing a school bus with its stop sign out and lights on just increased to $300 and at least a 3-month drivers license suspension. A second fine increases to $1,000 and even longer time without a license.
Slow Down. Move Over. Change lanes and proceed with caution when approaching vehicles on the side of the highway. Fines go up to $10,000.