In October of 2016 the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office stopped sending license plate renewal notices to save $450,000 a month in postage. So far in 2016 the state has collected more than $9.5 million in late fees compared to $4.3 million during the same period last year. Basically the late fees have more than doubled. If the trend continues, Illinois will collect by the end of the year over $10 million more in late fees over the previous year when renewal notices were sent. Do the figures – enough more will be collected to send renewal notices for almost two years. This is just another example of the level of corruption in this State. The late fees are just another back door, under the table tax increase by the crooked bureaucrats in this State tolerated by our do nothing, elected representatives.