Mitchell files “In God We Trust” license plate legislation requested by local Cub Scout

Springfield, IL – State Representative Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) filed legislation Friday to create an “In God We Trust” Illinois license plate. The idea was suggested to Mitchell by local Cub Scout Aidan Baker.

The Baker family accompanied Rep. Mitchell Friday at the Capitol to file House Bill 6617 on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives. The legislation would create an “In God We Trust” license plate with proceeds going to assist Illinois Veterans’ Homes.

“Aidan and his father approached me with the idea of creating the ‘In God We Trust’ license plate at a recent town hall I was hosting,” Rep. Mitchell said. “I think it’s a great idea and I’m especially pleased that proceeds from the sale of these plates will help fund our Veterans’ Homes. I’d like to thank Aidan and the Baker family for coming to Springfield to file the bill with me.”