Here's What Illinois' New License Plate Looks Like

Feb 16, 2021

The Inspiration behind Illinois' New License Plate

As a proud provider of ground transportation services in the state, Taxi One is excited to unveil the new Illinois license plate design. Our team has worked diligently to create a license plate that captures the essence and uniqueness of the beautiful state of Illinois.

Symbolism and Design Elements

The new Illinois license plate design combines iconic elements that represent the history, culture, and natural beauty of the state. The plate features a vibrant depiction of the famous Chicago skyline in the background, showcasing the city's prominent role as a major hub of commerce, architecture, and culture.

Above the skyline, you'll find a soaring Cardinal, Illinois' state bird, symbolizing the free-spirited nature of its residents and the bird's resilience and adaptability to diverse environments.

Flanking the Cardinal are images representing the Mississippi River on the left and a cornfield on the right. These elements pay homage to Illinois' rich agricultural heritage and its significant role in the nation's transportation and commerce.

At the top of the license plate, you'll see the words "Land of Lincoln," a phrase that has long been associated with Illinois, honoring the state's most celebrated resident, President Abraham Lincoln.

Features and Security Enhancements

Aside from its visually appealing design, the new Illinois license plate also incorporates advanced security features to ensure authenticity and prevent counterfeiting. These features include:

  • Tamper-Evident Technology: The license plate utilizes a tamper-evident design, making it difficult to remove or replicate without visible signs of tampering.
  • Barcodes and QR Codes: Each plate is equipped with unique barcodes and QR codes, enabling law enforcement authorities to quickly verify its legitimacy.
  • Reflective Coating: The license plate uses a reflective coating that enhances visibility, especially under low-light conditions, promoting road safety.

How to Obtain the New License Plate

The new Illinois license plate will be available to all vehicle owners in the state. To upgrade to the new design, simply visit your local Secretary of State facility or authorized license plate renewal locations.

Vehicle owners can either request the new license plate during their regular registration renewal or replace their current plate for a nominal fee. The Secretary of State website provides detailed instructions on the process and the required documentation.

Contact Taxi One for Your Ground Transportation Needs

At Taxi One, we take pride in serving the residents and visitors of Illinois with reliable ground transportation services. Whether you need a ride to the airport, wedding transportation, or a city tour, our professional drivers ensure a comfortable and safe journey.

Book your taxi or car service with Taxi One today and experience our commitment to customer satisfaction, punctuality, and quality service. We look forward to being your trusted travel partner in Illinois!

Rashmi Gupta
The new Illinois license plate design perfectly captures the beauty and essence of the state. Well done!
Nov 8, 2023