(SPRINGFIELD) Illinois lawmakers completed the state’s 100th General Assembly in its bicentennial year by approving 253 new laws which will go into effect at midnight tonight, on New Year’s Day 2019. Some of the new laws will include the youngest children in cars required to ride in rear-facing seats, opioid abuse prevention measures, school safety initiatives, further helping military Veterans, and much more. You can view the list of new laws for 2019 on our websites with all to be posted under our “Community” tab by the end of today. That’s at www.freedom929.com, www.1035theeagle.com, or at www.wowafm.com.
(SPRINGFIELD) Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker has announced more appointments to his incoming administration. Former Democratic State Senator John Sullivan from Rushville will serve as the state’s new Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Outgoing Republican State Representative David Harris from Arlington Heights will become the new Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. And Ann Spillane, a the longtime Chief of Staff for State Attorney General Lisa Madigan was named as Pritzker’s new General Counsel. The inauguration activities are scheduled for January 14th, 2019, in Springfield.
(SPRINGFIELD) Illinois authorities are stepping up traffic enforcement and reminding motorists to drive sober over the New Year’s holiday. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies are currently out conducting extra patrols looking for those not buckled up and for those driving impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. The campaign features the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” messages. In addition to DUI and seat belt offenders, law enforcement personnel will show zero tolerance for speeding, distracted driving, and other driving offenses.