Illinois considers Elvis license plate

June 03, 1993|By Chicago Tribune

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Elvis lives.

A bill the legislature rejected earlier this spring to create a special Illinois license plate honoring the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" was resurrected and passed by the House yesterday and sent to the Senate.

"I don't know how many Elvis fans are in the state," said Kim St. Aubin, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State George Ryan. "I imagine as many fans as anyplace else."

State motorists would have to pay an extra $40 on top of the $59 it costs for a new license plate to put the likeness of Elvis Presley on their bumpers.

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