At the beginning of 2020 there was 200 new laws that weny into effect, as we look forward to 2021 here are a few that will start on January 1st.

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According to nbcchicago.com, these are the most important new lawsa that Illinoians need to be aware of. Minimum wage will increase from $10 to $11; increases will happen until 2025 when the minimum wage gets to $15.

The minimum wage in Illinois is going up again in the new year. Starting Jan. 1, the statewide minimum wage will increase from $10 to $11 an hour, the third increase so far in a staggered plan that will ultimately end with the minimum wage reaching $15 per hour in 2025

Starting in 2021, Illinois will set a cap on people who use insulin. This medicine can get pretty expensive and now Illinois the second state to put a cap on this particular medicine.

Senate Bill 667 caps out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 per month for all patients using a state-regulated insurance plan. 

DNA can now be used to help identify a missing person. 

House Bill 2708 establishes a process by which law enforcement can use DNA in attempting to locate and identify a missing person.

There will be no new income tax brackets in 2021. 

Senate Bill 687 was scheduled to take effect in the new year, it no longer will - but it's still worth mentioning because it's an issue that will surely continue to come up in 2021.

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