Illinois goes to the Redbirds, state will offer Cardinals license plates

Revenue from the plates will go to public education.

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Cardinals fans in Illinois will soon be able to show their team pride on state license plates.

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says an Illinois license plate featuring the St. Louis Cardinals will be sold in support of public schools.

The license plate was unveiled Thursday by White at Busch Stadium prior to the Cardinals’ 8-0 victory over the Cubs.

The plates with the Cardinals “Birds on Bat” logo will be available for purchase after Labor Day. Fans will be able to order random number, personalized or vanity plates.

White says that the plate offers an opportunity for fans to express pride for their team, while supporting public education in Illinois.

According to the secretary of state’s office, the cost of a random number Cardinals plate for a currently titled vehicle with valid Illinois registration will be $69. Pricing varies for vanity and personalized license plates.

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