WBEZ | fees http://www.wbez.org/tags/fees Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Ill. license fee for state parks goes to governor http://www.wbez.org/news/ill-license-fee-state-parks-goes-governor-104073 <p><p>SPRINGFIELD, Ill.&nbsp; &mdash; The Illinois Senate has approved a $2 license plate fee to improve crumbling state parks.</p><p>The plan to cut into a $750 million backlog in park maintenance and repairs now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn. He&#39;s indicated he approves of the proposal.</p><p>It was the second go for the Senate. The measure failed in June but received a 39-11 vote in favor on Wednesday.</p><p>The money would be used by the Department of Natural Resources. It was suggested as an alternative to charging an entrance fee.</p><p>A basic annual license plate costs $99.</p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/ill-license-fee-state-parks-goes-governor-104073