More From Mr. Cub, Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts, Sec. of State White on Cubs License Plates

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The Chicago Cubs unveiled a new license plate for the state of Illinois today! More on that here. Also, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, owner Tom Ricketts, and Secretary of State Jesse White were on hand at Wrigley Field to unveil and discuss it.

Watch the two videos below to virtually join the press conference.

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New Cubs License Plate Unveiled by Ernie Banks, Jesse White, Tom Ricketts (Videos)

Before the formal press conference was even held and the design unveiled, the demand for Cubs license plates crashed the state’s system. 210 people had placed orders before the Chicago Cubs and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White had even unveiled the new Chicago Cubs permanent license plate. Money raised from the license plates will support public schools throughout the State of Illinois. Given the dire situation within our state’s finances, a hot-selling item to infuse more public funding is quite welcome right now.

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Hall of Famer “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks joined Secretary White for the unveiling.

“For many years I played in the wonderful Chicago Cubs organization as a center fielder,” White said. “I feel a special bond and history with the team. I am not alone. The Chicago Cubs are a legendary franchise and boast of diehard fans throughout the country who will be excited to show their team spirit and support education with these plates.”

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 of Illinois.

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