Illinois to offer Cardinals license plate to aid schools

This artwork provided by the Illinois Secretary of State's office released Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 shows the new Illinois St. Louis Cardinals license plate. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says the plate featuring the St. Louis Cardinals "Birds on Bat" logo will be available for purchase after Labor Day in support of public schools. The license plate was unveiled Thursday by White at Busch Stadium prior to the Cardinals home game against the Chicago Cubs. (Illinois Secretary of State via AP) .

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — 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 game against the Chicago 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.