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Governor Quinn OKs $2 License Fee for Illinois State Parks

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois vehicle owners will pay $2 more for license plates next year after Gov. Pat Quinn approved a surcharge to help repair and maintain state parks.  The Democrat signed a law Friday increasing registration fees January 1st.  The money will go to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  

The agency says the fee could raise as much as $20 million annually toward a $750 million repair backlog. That account could grow to $35 million annually with other new recreational and fishing fees.  Basic license-plate renewals will be $101 with the surcharge. A spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White - who opposed the increase - says the fee will apply to until renewals due in March at the earliest. 

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