State of Illinois

Illinois State Democrats recently released their list of top ten laws going into effect after the New Year.

More than 200 Illinois laws will go into effect after January first. That includes sale stickers having to be removed from car windshields before going on the road. 


Thomas More Society attorneys are immediately beginning an appeal in the controversial HB-40 case after a Sangamon County judge granted a motion Thursday to dismiss by Illinois officials being sued by taxpayers.

It comes after the conservative activists and legislators pressed a lawsuit against publicly funded abortions in Illinois. They sought seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the law from taking effect Monday.


DeKalb Police are joining forces with Illinois State Police and the Department of Transportation to increase traffic enforcement. It's part of a campaign called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

Nearly 10,500 people died in the country last year in wrecks where the driver had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.

Officer Kelly Sullivan is a detective with the DeKalb Police Department. She says there are a handful of consequences to impaired driving.

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Beloit could soon have a new casino in its backyard, but some Illinois lawmakers worry it would detract from business in the Rockford area.

The city of Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation are joining forces for a more-than $405 million proposal.

Dave Syverson is a Republican State Senator from Rockford.

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State officials say food stamp benefits will be restored by this week for tens of thousands of Illinois households that lost them because of problems with a state computer system.

The Chicago Tribune reports that officials with Illinois Department of Human Services announced Thursday that the benefits would be restored by the end of Friday.