On January 1, 237 new laws will take effect in Illinois. Unfortunately, a balanced budget is not among them.

Several of the new laws affect children, veterans and the elderly. Others affect drivers and consumers. Here's a quick look at some of the more notable laws taking effect on Friday, January 1.

A full list of new laws can be found here.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced in September that his office would suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public due to the lack of a state budget. In order to receive a reminder, you must sign-up to receive electronic notices through the Secretary of State’s web site.

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Springfield) has been named to four House committees dealing with agriculture, higher education spending, business licenses and international trade.

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Springfield) formally took the oath of office Wednesday as the new representative of the 99th District in the Illinois House.

The 99th district has a new representative.

The Republican Party of Sangamon County has selected Sara Wojcicki Jimenez to replace Raymond Poe, after he was appointed the Director of Ag.

Read the full story from WICS News Channel 20 here.