News

Earlier School Start Age, Other New Laws Now in Effect

Earlier School Start Age, Other New Laws Now in Effect

Illinois children are required to attend school at a younger age and young adults seeking driver’s licenses must complete training under several new laws effective this week.

Children must enter kindergarten by the time they are 6 years old under one new law. The previous requirement was 7 years old. State officials say that might mean higher costs for some schools.

Another new law requires students to learn CPR and how to operate machines used for emergency heart problems.

Additionally, those aged 18 to 21 will now have to pass a six-hour driver’s education course before receiving a license. The previous law allowed adults to receive licenses without training.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Stevie Wonder to helm Hollywood Christmas parade

Fresh
stevie

The "Superstition" hitmaker will lead one of America's largest holiday celebrations on the streets of L.A.

in Music

Anita Baker faces another legal battle

Fresh
anitabaker

The star's problems are now mounting after her attorney filed suit claiming she owes him money for a year of work.

in Entertainment

‘Twilight’ saga returning with short films

Fresh
twilight

The blockbuster vampire franchise is set to return, this time in a short film format.

in Entertainment

Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney’s bride

Fresh
george

With help from high-end designers, the new Mrs. George Clooney vaulted to the top of Hollywood fashion.

in Entertainment

Tracy Morgan incredulous Walmart blames him for crash injuries

Fresh
tracymorgan

The "SNL" star says he "can't believe" the retailer is blaming him for the crash that severely injured him and killed comedian Jimmy Mack.