Illinois will wake up New Year's Day to over 250 new laws

FILE - This 2017 file photo shows the annual Route 66 Fun Run, featuring vintage autos from all eras, on a street in Kingman, Ariz. Illinois lawmakers completed the state's 100th General Assembly in its bicentennial year, and will ring in 2019 with 253 new laws on the books. Also, Route 66, the storied "Mother Road" that connected Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., in one of the nation's earliest interstate highways, turns 100 in 2026. A commission to celebrate its centennial begins work. (Kingman Daily Minor via AP)