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January 1, 2008
personal injury lawyer for smoking

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
Illinois state police car

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.