Illinois is one of the states that still requires a front license plate.
I remember my first year in the Illinois House (1973) when I thought this requirement was unneeded.
The young Belvidere Township Assessor agreed and gather data for me.
Legislation to kill the requirement has gone nowhere, even though every once in a while subsequent legislators bring up the subject.
It’s not just law enforcement who favor keeping two plates.
The Tollway wants the front plate so it can identify those who do not pay.
Now, the Lake in the Hills Police have made a traffic stop seemingly on the basis of a person’s vehicle having no front license plate.
I’m guessing that is how the officer discovered the woman had no driver’s license.
This is the second such stop for Lake in the Hills this year.
Harvard made a similar arrest in 2015:
In 2022, Woodstock Police made a similar stop: