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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Legislative District


sticker1Procrastinating car owners can relax under a new law allowing drivers to temporarily stay on the road without a current registration sticker. Guided through the General Assembly by State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D- Chicago), the new law allows drivers to stay on the road for a short time, provided the driver has a receipt proving that he or she registered the vehicle before the previous registration’s expiration date.

Those who wait to renew their registration through CyberService or the mail until the last days leading up to the expiration of their current registration will now be provided a way to avoid being issued a ticket for driving that vehicle if the sticker doesn’t arrive in time.


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently posted the following job openings. Applicants must have a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. This information is also available on the Department of Central Managements’ website, www.work.illinois.gov, as well as details on how individuals can apply for this position.

Please click on the links below to get information on the avalable positions.



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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Springfield Office
218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

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