New license plates to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease

Staff Report

PEORIA, Ill. — The Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter has announced the recent passage of House Bill 2822, now Public Act 98-0259, which allows for the creation of a specialty Alzheimer’s Awareness license plate.

This bill, signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) Aug. 9, creates the Alzheimer’s Awareness Fund as a special fund in the State Treasury. Those who apply for a specialty plate will pay a fee of $25 for original issuance of the plates and at renewal.

Funds generated by orders of the license plates aid the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter Network in its mission to provide Alzheimer’s care, support, education and awareness programs.

Details about the specialty plates, as well as directions for purchasing the plates, are available at the Central Illinois Chapter website at Additional information can be obtained by calling the chapter at (309) 681-1100 or (800) 272-3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its three office locations — Dixon, Peoria and Quincy — serve the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s. Its core programs include information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups and safety services.

From the Aug. 21-27, 2013, issue

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