Illinois to make new license plates easier to read

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has received complaints about the newly designed Illinois license plates being too difficult to read.

The new ones will have a sharper contrast, but the 140,000 plates that are out will not be recalled, said Dave Druker, a secretary of state spokesman.

The plates debuted in January.

Future plates will have a darker red print and a lighter gray by Abraham Lincoln's beard and coat.

Druker blamed the issue on a manufacturer error.

Despite the complaints, Druker said the existing plates do work.

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