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Stewart Law Removes Gold Star License Plate Registration Fee


August 4, 2021

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Wall of Remembrance opening ceremony. Brian Stewart is third in line of four men saluting.

Gold Star spouses and parents will no longer have to pay registration fees for Gold Star license plates in Illinois, under a new law sponsored by State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport).

House Bill 20 removes the $151 registration fee for Gold Star license plates for surviving widows, widowers, or parents of service personnel who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and lost their lives while in wartime service.

"On May 31, the Illinois Senate paused a moment to remember what Memorial Day truly represents. Several of us who served in the military were humbled to honor the young men...

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