Motorcyclists Get New Kicks on Illinois Route 66

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – “When people come out to Route 66, they stop at restaurants. They stop at gas stations and motels and hotels. They visit museums.”

That’s what Governor Bruce Rauner said Saturday when signing a bill to establish a Route 66 license plate for motorcycles in Illinois.

The state already has one for cars.

Bill sponsor Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) hopes revenue generated from new plate sales will spark creativity in promoting the historic pathway through the state, “The creativity and Americanism and the eccentric nature of Route 66 is a great thing, like no other cultural resource we have in this nation.”

The creation of the “Mother Road” from Chicago to Los Angeles dates back 90 years.

According to Governor Rauner’s office, $25 of the special Route 66 motorcycle plate’s $40 additional fee will be earmarked for the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund.

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