Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White knows that there's nothing that Illinois residents enjoy more than spending some time waiting in line at Illinois driver's license facilities, but he'd like you to reconsider your next trip there.

Instead, why not take advantage of being able to renew your sticker(s) online? As the photos below clearly show, it's much more pleasant that standing in line.

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A Couple Of Years Dealing With The Pandemic Has Taught State Government A Thing Or Two About Making Things Happen Online

At this point in the pandemic, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office has offered several flexible deadlines for renewals, the ability to make an appointment at brick and mortar facilities, and tried to make Illinois drivers more aware of what they can do online instead of venturing in to their local office.

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If You Renew Online, Your Receipt Is Proof Of Compliance

For those who may be thinking that they'll get a ticket for having an expired license plate sticker, the Secretary of State's office points out that having a receipt from an online renewal is virtually the same as having the sticker. The receipt tells an officer that your registration is up-to-date.

Illinois Secretary Of State, Jesse White:

This is a consumer friendly initiative that encourages online transactions with my office. Motorists are allowed to drive without an up-to-date vehicle renewal sticker on their license plate as long as they have the receipt from the Secretary of State showing that they bought the sticker before expiration. The receipt is valid for up to 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration sticker’s date.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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