I had just left the office, and had only gone 6 blocks or so. I hadn’t done anything remotely stupid (yet).

Officers come to my window, one on each side (Chicago PD). They ask for license and registration, then he asks me if I realize that my plates have been expired. For a year.

WAT? So I ask if the sticker fell off, he says no, the Sec State shows it expired, too.

Doh.

So they wrote me a ticket. Apparently I just need to comply, no court or anything.

tl;dr - cops were nice, I’m a dummy.