The most well-known new Illinois law is the one making recreational, non-medicinal use of marijuana legal. There are still restrictions on where you can acquire marijuana and on where it can be smoked. Also, it is still a violation of federal law to use marijuana despite Illinois laws. On the plus side, many people with past misdemeanor marijuana related convictions are having their records expunged.
Minimum wage will jump from $8.25 to $9.25 statewide.