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January 1, 2018 New Laws

As 2017 winds to a close, legislative action for the year may have wrapped up, but 2018 will begin with more than 200 new laws taking effect. 


From bills to help veterans and reduce government waste, to legislation seeking to improve safety for children, families and all Illinois citizens, we've created a video highlighting 18 interesting, important and controversial new laws taking effect at the turn of the year. You can access a full list of new laws by clicking here.


Engaging Youth at Senate Republicans' Youth Advisory Councils 

Dozens of high school students from Senate Republican districts across the state—from far north Lake County to deep south in Harrisburg—came together to participate in Youth Advisory Councils this week. The Youth Advisory Councils offer students a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about and experience state government public policy.

State Senator Sue Rezin's 2017 Youth Advisory Council

State Senator Pam Althoff's 2017 Youth Advisory Council

State Senator Dan McConchie 2017 Youth Advisory Council

State Senator Michael Connelly's 2017 Youth Advisory Council