From social media privacy in the workplace to a ban on shark fins (no, really) and stricter rules for firearms card applicants, more than 150 new laws that took effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day.
As we ring in the New Year here in Illinois, more than 150 new laws hit the books, including legislation aimed at increasing employee privacy, a new law that cracks down on parents of underage drinkers and more. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Here’s a roundup of just some of 2013’s new rules and regulations. By Amanda Luevano Patch Editor Shannon Antinori contributed to this report.
From 11 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday, revelers who have had too much to drink can get a free ride home.
Have too much to drink during your New Year's revels tonight? Don't drive. Call Safe Ride Home at 1-800-752-5400. From 11 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago Inc. at 1-800-752-5400 for a free ride home. The rides are completely free and only take people to their homes, not to other establishments. More than 100 people took part in the program last year, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said. The program is funded by each of the five villages, along with a $1,500 grant from the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation. The foundation was named in honor of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2004 when a drunken driver ran a red light …