• Tossing a cigarette butt out of a moving vehicle can get you fined $1,500.
  • Using a handheld phone while driving in the state will cost you at least $75.
  • Basking in a tanning bed becomes illegal if you’re under 18; salons in violation face a $250 fine.
  • You can no longer buy or sell a gun privately without approval from state police.1

More Lenient

  • Godspeed! The limit on rural highways goes from 65 to 70 miles per hour.
  • You can buy marijuana—so long as you suffer from one of 30 state-approved maladies2; and have a prescription.
NOTES: 1. A seller must call a police hotline to confirm the buyer has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. 2. Go to for the list. SOURCES: Litter Control Act; Illinois Vehicle code; Tanning Facility Permit Act; Firearm Concealed Carry Act; Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.