New 2011 laws affect politics, speeders, pet shops

December 27, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, more than 100 new laws will go into effect in Illinois, from changes in the way political campaigns are financed to new rules for pet shops and governor portraits.

Putting the pedal to the metal will no longer result in just a speeding ticket, thanks to a new Illinois law which goes into effect January 1 that targets people driving 100 miles per hour or faster.

  • The new law has two important parts: It makes speeding in excess of 30 miles per hour a Class B Misdemeanor with a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1,500 fine.
  • It also denies court supervision for aggravated speeding.

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One comment

  1. I think the speeding tickets are fine, if you are by 30 mph exceeding the limit is just irresponsible, lets hope people comply with these kind of tougher laws.