Specialty plates are confusing police, so it is now the law in Illinois, no more specialty license plates.

The Northwest Herald reports that Governor Bruce Rauner signed a law on Friday that creates a universal specialty plate. Specialty plates are sold to support charitable causes.

Presently there are 109 Specialty plates in illinois

So instead of different specialty plates with unique designs, there will only be one specialty plate. A small sticker on the plate will designate the cause the plate will represent.

You will have to be inches from the bumper of the car to find out what the charity is.

Legislators who support the law said the large number of different specialty license plates in Illinois are "confusing to police".

Democratic Rep. John D’Amico of Chicago sponsored it. He said specialty license plates – promoting everything from nonviolence to the Chicago Blackhawks – confuse police because they look different.


Money raised from plate fees go to the nonprofit cause or, in the case of sports teams, to public education.

If you already have a a specialty place you can keep it for now, Those who don't have one yet, will have to get new ones.

The law goes into effect in 2016


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