Eight hundred and fifty people (Illinoisans) have to put their name on a list as "interested" before the state will even design it. I was told there are currently only 259 people on that list - now 260, since I added my name and current plate #. The phone number at IDOT is 1-800 252-8980 (option 4 for special plates), or you can contact them online at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/contact/contact.html. (I contacted through "All other questions..." and got a reply a few days later.) Spread the word!