The Illinois Secretary of State has announced the totals of how much sports license plates have brought public schools and the state of Illinois. More than 71,000 sports team series license plates have raised over $13 million since the program began. According to Secretary of State Spokesperson Beth Kaufman, the south siders lead with the most.
Kaufman says there have been more St. Louis Cardinals plates sold in Illinois than plates sold in Missouri.
The public may order the sports team series license plates by visiting www. Ilsos. Gov. Fans may order a random number, personalized, or vanity plate. It will take about six weeks to receive plates in the mail and each plate and renewal raises $25 for the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and goes to the Common School Fund supporting public schools throughout the State. The first sports series license plate to be offered was the Blackhawks license plates which have been available since November of 2010.
Total numbers for plates are Chicago White Sox, 21,890; Chicago Blackhawks, 19,848; Chicago Cubs, 13,970; Chicago Bears, 8,620; St. Louis Cardinals, 3,555; and Chicago Bulls, 3,416.