Where are Illinois license plates made?

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Illinois plate were only prison made from 1933-1935. Illinois is one of the few states that have legislated against prison-made license plates They were made in the prison industry program despite the Depression-era cost of 6.4 cents per set. (That was "a lot" back then.) The prisons made the plates from 1933 to 1936, and these plates were re-issued without cost to vehicle owners as they were replacements. But the poor quality of the paint caused the Illinois Secretary of State to end the contract with the prison industry program and accepted bids from private contractors, who still make the plates today.

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