New Laws Hit The Books In Illinois July 1

The Illinois Senate chamber in Springfield, Ill., is shown in 2015. Republicans are showcasing a state abortion rights package in dozens of congressional districts that are expected to determine control of the U.S. House next year.
The Illinois Senate chamber in Springfield, Ill., is shown in 2015. Republicans are showcasing a state abortion rights package in dozens of congressional districts that are expected to determine control of the U.S. House next year. AP Photo/Seth Perlman
The Illinois Senate chamber in Springfield, Ill., is shown in 2015. Republicans are showcasing a state abortion rights package in dozens of congressional districts that are expected to determine control of the U.S. House next year.
The Illinois Senate chamber in Springfield, Ill., is shown in 2015. Republicans are showcasing a state abortion rights package in dozens of congressional districts that are expected to determine control of the U.S. House next year. AP Photo/Seth Perlman

New Laws Hit The Books In Illinois July 1

Starting July 1, some new laws are taking effect here in Illinois.

Lawmakers in Springfield passed a whopping 599 bills during the spring legislative session. But of those, Gov. JB Pritzker has only signed 27 into law.

So, which ones do you need to know about? Which ones might affect you?

WTTW statehouse reporter Amanda Vinicky breaks it down.

LEARN MORE: Here’s a look at some of the tax increases and other new laws taking effect in Illinois on July 1 (Chicago Tribune 6/28)