New Laws, Taxes Start Today In Illinois

New legislation goes into effect today in Illinois. The statewide gas tax jumps by two cents to 47-cents a gallon today. Taxes on sports wagering also goes up. The tax will increase from a 15-percent flat tax to a progressive rate of 35-percent. Also, undocumented migrants can now apply for a standard Illinois driver’s license. These types of licenses would replace the current Temporary Visitor Driver’s License.