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You Now Must Be 21 To Buy Tobacco in One Illinois County

NBC 5 is reporting that Lake County will be the first county in Illinois that will change the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

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New Dog Leash Law Could Get Pet Owners In Trouble

Pet owners may want to take note of a new possible regulation on dog leashes in Rockford. There's talk amongst alderman about establishing a fine if you are caught using an inappropriate leash on your dog.

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Where Does Illinois Place on the List of Most/Least Strict States on DUI?

The short answer is that Illinois, like every other state, takes a rather dim view of driving under the influence. Some places may be a bit easier or tougher on offenders, but in the Land of Lincoln, it's still going to cost you a pile of money, time, and other difficulties.

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Weird, Strange, and Bizarre Laws Still on Illinois’ Books–Part Two

Last week in this space I posted a piece called "You Probably Didn't Know These Things are Against the Law in Illinois." To be honest, I thought that would be the end of it. I mean, how many bizarro-world laws can one state have? Turns out, thanks to some research by alert listener Mike, we've got more. Plenty more.

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You Probably Didn’t Know These Things Are Against the Law in Illinois

Every state (and many a city and town) has a few rather unusual laws on the books that while rarely enforced, remain in effect to this day. Illinois is certainly no exception to that.

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When You Outlaw Butter, Outlaws Will Come to Illinois to Get It

Our friends to the north in Wisconsin take a few things pretty seriously. Things like: Packers football, string cheese and fireworks roadside stands, Packers football, other types of cheese sold at roadside stands, beer, sausage, cheese  hats, and of course, Packers football. Oh yeah, and butter. They take butter very, very seriously.

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This Is Illinois’ ‘Craziest Law’ According to MSN

All of a sudden underage kids are registering for culinary school.

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It’s a New Year, But Strange, Old Laws Are Still on Illinois’ Books

When we get into late December and early January of any given year, many news outlets publish lists of new laws and regulations that go into effect at the beginning of the new year. What you don't often see are lists of the odd, archaic, or just plain weird old laws that are still around on the books throughout the state. Let's fix that.

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Wisconsin Snow Removal Violation Could Cost You $181

If you're driving in Wisconsin, you might want to double check that you removed every inch of snow from your car.

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Is it Legal to Drive with Your Hazard Lights on in Illinois?

Because if it isn't, half of the drivers on I-90 last night should probably get a ticket.

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