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Changes in IL State Statutes to take place on January 1

For those resolving to make important life changes, New Year’s Day has always been the symbolic starting point. But some changes one might make could be preempted by the decree, as the state has a number of new laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1.
A listing of the new public acts was provided by Illinois Sen. Susan Rezin’s office. Some of the more significant additions to the Illinois codex include a bail-bond reform act, a revamp of drug laws and the allowance of breastfeeding on the grounds of public schools.
Per the list, the Bail Reform Act “grants a right to counsel at bail hearings, provides for mandatory bail re-hearings on nonviolent offenses, and provides that any bail set should be non-monetary and that the court should address the risk in the least restrictive way possible.”

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