Illinois is less than a week away from seeing 255 new laws. Lawmakers in Springfield were busy this past spring. Among the new laws for the new year is a minimum wage hike. The base pay in the state is going-up a dollar to nine-dollars and 25-cents. It will also cost drivers more to renew their license plates. That cost is going-up to 50 dollars for most cars and 100 dollars for trucks and big rigs. And of course, Illinois will legalize recreational marijuana sales starting January 1st.