Vehicle Notices Issued Again

According to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, his office is once again mailing vehicle registration reminder notices to Illinois motorists.

To offset the cost, White is drafting legislation allowing his office to sell advertising on the mailings.

He is also urging the public to sign up for e-mail notices to further reduce mailing costs. At this time, 2.3 million people have registered for e-mail notification. Register at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

White discontinued mailing notices in October of last year due to the lack of funding as a direct result of the state budget impasse.

The stop-gap budget, recently passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, allows the secretary of state to reinstate mailing notices.

White said vehicle registration notices are an essential tool for the public to be sure their vehicles are in good standing and avoid paying late fees and fines resulting from tickets issued by police.