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Chicago Bulls and Illinois Secretary of State unveil permanent Bulls license plate

Money raised from the license plates will support Illinois Public Schools

April 26, 2011—The Chicago Bulls and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled the new Bulls permanent Illinois license plate today.

The black and red striped plate, which features the Bulls logo, was on display during a press conference at the James R. Thompson Center. Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf, and Benny the Bull were on hand for the unveiling.

“With the Bulls amazing record, this is a great time for fans across the state to express pride for the team by displaying the new plate,” said White. “Plus they will be supporting public education throughout the state of Illinois.”

“We are proud to partner with the state of Illinois to help support such a worthy cause and to give Bulls fans the opportunity to show their team loyalty with an official Illinois license plate,” said Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf. “We thank Secretary White for his efforts in making this possible and hope our fans show their pride by reserving their own Chicago Bulls plate today.”

Public Act 095-0331, enacted in 2002, allows for Illinois sports teams to have license plates designated as Professional Sports Teams license plates. The Chicago Bulls are the fourth sports team in the state to take advantage of the law.

Twenty-five dollars from each license plate goes to the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and is earmarked for the Common School Fund, which supports public schools throughout the state.

Starting today, the public can preorder the license plates by visiting www.cyberdriveillinois.com. Fans can order random number, personalized or vanity plates. Those plates will be sent out on May 6th.

Additionally, fans who attend the Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers playoff game on Tuesday, April 26 will also be able to purchase a random number Bulls license plate at the Secretary of State's mobile unit which will be located on the United Center's 100 level concourse by Section 111 -112. Fans can also register for personalized and vanity license plates at the game.

The cost to purchase a random number Bulls plate for a currently titled vehicle with valid Illinois registration is $69.

Pricing varies for vanity and personalized license plates.

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