Deadlines not made to be broken by state or drivers
Jan 5, 2016 5:56 PM -
Maybe because we're journalists, the concept of deadlines means something to us. We run up against deadlines every day and we certainly make sure we know our deadlines because there is a price to pay if we miss them. So two recent stories caught our eye about deadlines. Both, interestingly enough, involved the state of Illinois, specifically the secretary of state's office. Daily Herald transportation writer Marni Pyke informed us again this week that the state is no longer reminding drivers when their license plate sticker has expired and showed what happens when drivers forget. The mailings -- which, officials say, cost $450,000 a month -- were stopped in September as a casualty of the budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature.