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Illinois remains one of only four states to impose severe restrictions on the purchase and use of consumer fireworks.
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
Chicago’s regulatory roadblocks have derailed opportunity for the city’s food truck entrepreneurs. As a challenge to those restrictions reaches Illinois’ high court, the outcome of the case could be felt statewide.
Pending the governor’s signature, the bill would expand Chicago’s smoking age restriction statewide.
Illinois’ law mandating a minimum age for leaving children home alone is the strictest of its kind in the nation.
Though some of Illinois’ larger municipalities such as Chicago and Evanston have been overly restrictive in regulating food trucks, the Carbondale City Council has debated loosening them for its city, soliciting mixed opinions.
Regulatory regimes in Illinois often discourage workforce participation without enhancing public welfare. One Senate bill, however, would require regulators to demonstrate the necessity of new rules before imposing them on workers.
The country is enjoying a food truck boom, but overbearing regulations threaten the industry. According to a new study, Chicago’s regulatory burden is among the worst.
The CTE Prevention Act would forbid any child under the age of 12 from playing tackle football.
The bill would apply Chicago’s restriction on the smoking age to the entire state.