Illinois combat veterans returning from active duty will qualify for free Illinois license plates under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The new law takes effect in January 2017 and will waive the fees for one year after the veteran returns to Illinois. The law requires veterans to provide documentation to the Illinois Secretary of State proving they received hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay in the 12 months prior to their application for new plates.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.