Updated 4:07 p.m. March 1, 2011 with statement from Illinois State Police
The Illinois State Police released a statement this afternoon in disagreement with the Attorney General's recommendation:
"The Illinois State Police respectfully disagrees with the recent opinion of the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor (PAC) regarding the release of names of Firearm Owner Identification cardholders. The Department intends to request that the PAC issue a binding opinion so that the issue may be resolved through the judicial process."
Illinois legislators are preparing to debate a plan that would combine two elected offices into one.
The proposal would change the state Constitution, combining the Treasurer's office and the Comptroller's office. Both deal with the finances of Illinois, the treasurer with investments and the comptroller is in charge of dispersing the state's money.
The look of the Illinois license plate has changed substantially over the years - just look at that blast from the past above for proof - but a pending bill in the Illinois Legislature would push the cosmetic transition to a "for-profit" level.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SB1360 would allow corporate sponsors to put their logos on license plates as a way to create revenue for the state.