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December 12, 2009
Martucci Law Business Person of the Year

Greg Martucci Named Business Person of the Year

The Roselle Chamber of Commerce named Greg Martucci as the 2009 Joseph G. Salerno Business Person of the Year, recognizing him for his professional successes and leadership in the community.
January 12, 2009
Pulled over for DUI, need legal help

New DUI Law & Monitoring Device Driving Permit

Penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) have been increased, and there are new conditions for a driving permit during a suspension.
January 2, 2009
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New State Laws in 2009

January 1, 2009 brought a number of new laws in Illinois. Below are summaries of those that may be of interest to you.
June 12, 2008
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Graduated Licensing Program – Teen Driver Restrictions

This law affects newly-licensed drivers and other drivers under the age of 21. It contains many provisions and restrictions that have been changed frequently over the past few years, such as pre-licensing driving practice, night-time curfews, […]
January 1, 2008
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Smoke Free Illinois Act (Public Act 95-0017, Effective 1/1/2008)

Smoking is prohibited in public places, places of employment and government vehicles. This includes all areas in student dormitory buildings or a building used for that purpose. This act also prohibits smoking within 15 feet of […]
January 2, 2006
Wear seat belt while driving

Primary Seat Belt Law

(Public Act 93-0099; Effective 7/3/2003; Update Effective 1/1/2006)
January 5, 2004
Car seat for child transportation

Child Passenger Protection Act – Extended Age

Children under the age of eight (8) must be in a U.S. Department of Transportation approved “child restraint system”, which includes booster seats. The old law was under the age of six (6). All passengers under […]
March 5, 2003
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Scott’s Law

Over the past few years, there appears to be increased enforcement of "Scott's Law," named after a Chicago firefighter who was killed in the line of duty by a passing motorist. The law increases penalties for drivers on approach of authorized emergency vehicles, who fail to yield to emergency vehicles or who cause accidents or injury to personnel at emergency scenes.