Among the other top new laws that take effect with the start of the New Year… Springfield’s ban on teen tanning goes statewide.
Medical marijuana becomes legal… but it will still be months before anyone is smoking it. And, of course, concealed carry.
State police say they have eliminated the backlog of FOID card applications… just in time to find themselves swamped by applications for concealed carry permits.
The agency plans a news conference today in Chicago to address many lingering questions about how the process will proceed, once applications are accepted starting January 5th.