CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Starting at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, collegiate student-athletes can make a profit off of their name, image and likeness.

Today, Governor Pritzker signed the bill at the State Farm Center and Illini athletes were beyond excited.

This is a game changer for the state as Illinois along with eight other states will have their NIL law take effect on July 1st.

Student-athletes have already put their contact information on their social media platforms to make themselves available if a business wants to contact them.

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