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Here are the new laws going into effect in Illinois for 2021

With a new calendar year approaching, some new laws and updates to current ones are hitting the books.
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With 2021 on the horizon, new laws and updates to current laws are about to go into effect. We're putting together a list of what's new across Illinois.

More information will be added as it is catalogued.

Illinois 

Although it has been in effect since August, a notable piece of legislation remaining relevant in 2020 is a bill regarding the assault and battery of retail workers who enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines. The legislation made the act a felony by classifying it as aggravated battery, which turns it into a felony with a prison sentence as potentially long as 10 years with an up-to $25,000 fine. A simple battery charge has a much shorter sentence of up to one year of prison and a fine that is several times smaller.