Illinois resumes sending vehicle emissions test reminders

  • EPA's vehicle emissions testing contractor, Applus Technologies Inc., has agreed to print and email the reminders to Illinois residents at no additional cost to the state.

    EPA's vehicle emissions testing contractor, Applus Technologies Inc., has agreed to print and email the reminders to Illinois residents at no additional cost to the state.

 
 
Updated 4/7/2016 9:20 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state of Illinois will resume sending vehicle emissions test notices after it stopped in February due to the lack of a state budget.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Secretary of State said Wednesday that that the EPA's vehicle emissions testing contractor, Applus Technologies Inc., has agreed to print and email the reminders at no additional cost to the state.

 

Illinois EPA spokeswoman Kim Biggs tells the Chicago Sun-Times that the notices started to go out Wednesday for vehicles due for emissions tests in March, April and May.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said his office will resume the emissions testing requirement for motorists seeking renewals of their license plate stickers beginning in June.

But his office still won't send renewal notices for license plate stickers.

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