(625 ILCS 5/3-642)
Silver Star plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made
in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special
registration plates to residents of Illinois who have been awarded the Silver
Star by the United States Armed Forces. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper applications and fees, may also issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Silver Star by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The special plate issued under this
Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first
division, motorcycles, or
motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered
multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly
within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may, in his or
her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized
in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required
to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section
3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements
and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals
as provided under Section 3-412.
(Source: P.A. 93-140, eff. 1-1-04; 93-937, eff. 1-1-05; 94-343, eff. 1-1-06.)