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Two dollar increases in vehicle sticker fees will help fund state parks such as
Chain O' Lakes State Park in Spring Grove.
Two dollar increases in vehicle sticker fees will help fund state parks.
A $2 per vehicle increase in license plate sticker fees will help fund state parks, such as Starved Rock State Park in Utica.
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New state laws that take effect Jan. 1 will raise annual license plate sticker costs by $2 and tax strip club visits to help fund sex crime prevention efforts.More new laws range from an effort to stop school violence like the stabbing of Elgin teacher Carolyn Gilbert several years ago to more obscure legislation like a ban on shark fin soup.