Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law that goes into effect on January 1st, 2019.
Rear-facing restraints are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics .
Children taller than 40 inches or weighing more than 40 pounds are exempt.
Another law that goes into effect in January: schools, businesses and churches can file restraining orders. Illinois lawmakers introduced the bill after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The same bill also updates the state’s definition of ‘stalking’ to include ‘cyberstalking’.
Another new law allows nursing mothers to be exempt from serving on juries.
There’s also a new law that requires circuit court buildings to have at least one lactation room for new mothers.