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Higher Illinois driver's fees coming?

November 15, 2010

Illinois lawmakers were expected to resume deliberations June 29 on a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Gov. Pat Quinn proposed a budget that includes increasing vehicle title fees, adding $20 to the cost of a basic license plate, and doubling the $10 cost of a four-year driver’s license.

The higher fees on motorists would fund $18.6 billion in transportation projects, including road repair and mass transit, and 10 percent of the new income-tax revenue Quinn seeks would pay for school construction and unspecified "economic development" projects.