If you are an Illinois driver, when is the last time you checked your license plate sticker? Is it outdated? There is more of a likelihood that it is than in years past thanks to the budget crises in the State of Illinois. No longer are Illinois driver's getting sticker renewal notices by mail from the Secretary of State.  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced on September 28 of last year that his office suspended mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminder notices to the public due to the lack of a state budget. White noted that by suspending this service, the Secretary of State's office would save approximately $450,000 per month.

“The lack of a Fiscal Year 2016 budget is adversely impacting the Secretary of State’s office, 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 be forced to visit facilities to renew their vehicle registration stickers because without a reminder notice they will not have a pin number needed to renew online.

However, people who have signed up to receive electronic reminder notices will continue to receive them by email. To sign up for this service, you will need to go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com.  For more information, you can call 1-800-252-8980.