If you live in Illinois and drive on the public roadways, you better check your license plate sticker. It may have expired, and you may not even know.If you don't want to give the cops a reason to pull you over and give you a ticket, take notice!

Check your stickers, now. As of December 1st, the state of Illinois is no longer mailing out sticker renewal notices to Illinois drivers. The reason is the lack of an Illinois budget.

The Illinois Secretary of State has issued this notice:

Due to the lack of a state budget, the Secretary of State's office is suspending the mailing of vehicle registration renewal reminder notices. By suspending this service, which will save approximately $450,000 per month, the office will be able to prolong the ability to mail vehicle registration renewal stickers, titles and license plates to vehicle owners for a few months longer before the postage account is depleted. Vehicle owners are encouraged to be mindful of their vehicle registration status. Motorists can sign up to receive reminder notices electronically by email.

Motorists will need to go to the Illinois Secretary of State's Website and renew their license plates. You will need your most recent registration and PIN. You can also sign up for E-mail alerts and receive your notice by e-mail.

Illinois Secretary Of State

Watch out as many cash strapped local governments may instruct their officers to stop your vehicle in order to collect a fine to fill their coffers.

If you like to wait in lines, new stickers can purchased any state driver’s license facility.