Illinois Should Bring Back the Blue Line License Plates - December 2023
We popped down to Wally's Gas Station (our version of Buc-ee's on I-55 near Bloomington) and I nocied this magnet display that included a Wally's-branded magnet in the design of our old, blue-topped State of Illinois license plates. These were the plates that I grew-up with and feel quite a bit more iconic that the ones we currently have in Illinois.
This is what we have now - below. It has half-an-Abe on the left, shows the Sears Tower and the State of Illinois Capitol dome. There appears to be a windmill in the middle to represent our agricultural base.
But, they stink.
Why can't we have the blue-topped ones back? There are literally DOZENS of special plates you see on the road. University ones. Charity ones.
Why not a vintage Illinois one? Come on, Alexi. Stop trying to put points on the board with the silly book-banning stuff and focus on the job that matters most as the Secretary of State: Drivers licenses and license plates.
Look at that Wally's magnet. It's iconic. Make it happen.
The Illinois plate - if re-introduced - would rival these from California and Colorado (which are pretty great plates).
I think I have a 2024 project on my hands: BringBackTheBluePlateIllinois.com, anyone?