Blackhawks Rule Illinois Roadways

Blackhawks Illinois Plate
Blackhawks plate Photo credit Illinois Secretary of State's Office

Chicago’s National Hockey League franchise was not a big winner on the ice this season, but the Blackhawks remain a leader on Illinois roadways.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s professional sports license plate program ranks the Hawks as the No. 1 sports speciality plate, with almost 20,000 pairs out there.

That’s 2,000 ahead of the Chicago White Sox.

Then come the Cubs and Bears, and then the St Louis Cardinals and Bulls, the last two with about 2,900 sets of license plates each.

The secretary of state’s office says each set sends $25 to a public education fund, totaling $11.2 million since the state began offering the pro sports plates.