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Comptroller to end state assistance in red-light camera debt collection Comptroller to end state assistance in red-light camera debt collection

Comptroller to end state assistance in red-light camera debt collection

Pressure is mounting on red-light camera operators as Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Monday that, beginning Feb. 6, her office will no longer assist municipalities in collecting fines for violations caught by the devices.

New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana

New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana

The state’s minimum wage will increase by $1 hourly, recreational marijuana will go on sale to those over 21 years of age, and some state taxes and licensing fees will increase when the calendar hits January.  The changes are among hundreds resulting from laws passed during a busy legislative session which adjourned in early June.

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