State May Boost License Plate Fee by $2

A plan under consideration by the House could increase license plate fees by $2

By Alexandria Fisher and Mary Ann Ahern
|  Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:35 AM CDT
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Illinois drivers will need to fork out a couple more dollars each year for their license plates if the Illinois House passes a plan to help finance state parks with extra cash from the tags.

Should the plan go through, revenue from a $2 fee hike would support the Department of Natural Resource’s budget as an alternative to a parks fee.

License plates fees, currently at $99 have remained flat since 2009, when they were increased by $20.

The Department of Natural Resources is looking to fill a $31 million hole in it's budget and the revenues would fund park maintenance and operations.
 

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