Violators of the social host law, which takes effect on January 1, 2013, will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 when they knowingly authorize or permit underage drinking in their home.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install sprinklers by 2013. The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don't comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014.