Due to budget cuts, Illinois is no longer sending out reminder notices to renew vehicle registration. Motorists can sign up for email reminders on Cyberdrive Illinois. There is currently a big link on the main page here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/
The actual link to start the sign up is here: https://www.ilsos.gov/greenmail/ You have to have your registration number and PIN from your current registration card to begin. I’m not sure what they ask next.
If you do not have a renewal notice or a current registration card, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 to obtain your Registration ID and PIN number.
The Secretary of State is still sending out electronic notices for both the the plate renewal, which includes information about whether or not a Vehicles Emissions Test is required before the vehicle’ registration can be renewed. The Illinois EPA is exploring options for electronic emissions notifications, including possibly consolidating the notifications with the Secretary of State’s Office.