Video: Big changes coming for state’s license plates

The days of seeing a hundred different types of Illinois license plate are drawing to a close.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law Friday that will slowly begin to phase out specialty license plates.

Instead, the state will start offering a universal plate with a designated space for a specialty sticker available for purchase next summer.

The state of Illinois has 109 specialty license plates ranging from breast cancer awareness to the Chicago Cubs. The new law is intended to cut down the vast number of specialty plates that may have the same characters.

The law’s sponsor, Democrat John D’Amico, says he received complaints from police officers getting confused by the multiple plate styles.

Illinois News Network

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