Specialty Sports License Plates Contribute $13M to Illinois Public Schools

Specialty Sports License Plates Contribute $13M to Illinois Public Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Specialty license plates promoting Chicago and St. Louis professional sports teams have contributed $13 million to public schools.

Secretary of State Jesse White said there are 71,299 license plates on the road in Illinois featuring the logos of the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Available for order online at a premium of $69 each, $25 goes to public schools in the program made law in 2002. Since taking effect in 2010, the program has produced just over $13 million for schools.

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