Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that his office will suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminder notices due to the lack of a state budget. White noted that by suspending this service approximately$450,000 will be saved per month. White encouraged vehicle owners to be mindful of their vehicle registration status to ensure they renew in a timely manner and avoid driving on expired vehicle stickers. He also emphasized that more vehicle owners will have to visit facilities to renew their vehicle registration stickers because without a reminder notice, they will not have a pin to renew online. However, people who have signed up to receive electronic reminder notices will continue to receive them. To sign up, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is encouraging police officers to issue warnings rather than citations for recently expired plates while the reminders are not being issued.