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    Can some tell me what all you can have on your POV in Illinois.

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    First off try a search, Second try the IL forums, finally:

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 12 Art. II heading)
    ARTICLE II. LIGHTS AND LAMPS
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    (625 ILCS 5/12‑215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑215)
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    (c) The use of blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:
    1. Rescue squad vehicles not owned by a fire department and vehicles owned or operated by a:
    voluntary firefighter;
    paid firefighter;
    part‑paid firefighter;
    call firefighter;
    member of the board of trustees of a fire protection district;
    paid or unpaid member of a rescue squad;
    paid or unpaid member of a voluntary ambulance unit; or
    paid or unpaid members of a local or county emergency management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, designated or authorized by local authorities, in writing, and carrying that designation or authorization in the vehicle.
    However, such lights are not to be lighted except when responding to a bona fide emergency.
    Any person using these lights in accordance with this subdivision (c)1 must carry on his or her person an identification card or letter identifying the bona fide member of a fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency that owns or operates that vehicle. The card or letter must include:
    (A) the name of the fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;
    (B) the member's position within the fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;
    (C) the member's term of service; and
    (D) the name of a person within the fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency to contact to verify the information provided.

    (c-1) In addition to the blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights permitted under subsection (c), and notwithstanding subsection (a), a vehicle operated by a voluntary firefighter, a voluntary member of a rescue squad, or a member of a voluntary ambulance unit may be equipped with flashing white headlights and blue grill lights, which may be used only in responding to an emergency call.
    (c-2) In addition to the blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights permitted under subsection (c), and notwithstanding subsection (a), a vehicle operated by a paid or unpaid member of a local or county emergency management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, may be equipped with white oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights to be used in combination with blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights, if authorization by local authorities is in writing and carried in the vehicle.
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    (e) All oscillating, rotating or flashing lights referred to in this Section shall be of sufficient intensity, when illuminated, to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight.


    You can also use white flashing lights along with blue. I.E. head light strobes and reverse light strobes.

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