Illinois Drivers to Get New License Plates


Illinois drivers will soon be able to replace their current license plates with a new design, unveiled by Secretary of State Jesse White. The plate, which will feature images of Abraham Lincoln as well as a collage of Chicago and Springfield skylines, is intended to be an improvement upon the less reflective plates currently in use.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the current license plates have a tendency to rust and lose the ability to reflect light over time. The new proposed plates will be longer lasting and provide a fresh, updated design.

Free of charge to motorists, the Secretary of State's office will begin rolling out the new plates this upcoming January and Illinois vehicle owners will be notified when a new plate is available to them. The gradual process will begin with vehicles featuring plates manufactured in the year 2000 and will continue to newer plates. If you would like to read more, visit the Secretary of State's website here.