The Secretary of State’s office doesn’t want to be critical of law enforcement but says a recent story about police picking off expired plates in a parking lot isn’t good social policy.

The Daily Herald reports 816 people were ticketed in January by Schaumburg police for violating the village’s ordinance prohibiting parking vehicles with expired plates in public areas. Those fines go to the village. Meanwhile Secretary of State Press Secretary Dave Druker (dr?ker) says House Bill 4334 could suspend fines from the state for expired plates during a budget impasse.

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The state suspended sending out renewal notices beginning last October because of the budget impasse, something they estimate saves $450,000 a month.

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