News 2015

December

December 21, 2015
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Holidays Safely
Message to Motorists – Don't Drink and Drive

November

November 24, 2015
Jesse White Awarded '2015 Legislative Champion' by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
White and MADD National President remind drivers to be safe throughout holiday season

November 12, 2015
Jesse White Joins Various Religious Organizations to Show Support for National Donor Sabbath

October

October 30, 2015
Secretary of State Offices to Close Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day Holiday

October 20, 2015
Jesse White Announces Teen Driving Deaths Down Nearly 60 Percent
This Week is National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 20, 2015
Jesse White Reminds Chicago Cubs Fans to Show Team Spirit with the Chicago Sports Team Series License Plates

October 19, 2015
Jesse White Honors Cubs Catcher Miguel Montero at the Secretary of State's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
CFL President Jorge Ramirez and State Rep Linda Chapa La Via also honored

October 6, 2015
Jesse White and Lisa Madigan Warn Businesses to Beware of Statewide Corporate Scam

October 1, 2015
Secretary of State Offices to Close Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day

September

September 28, 2015
Jesse White Announces Office to Suspend Mailing Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminder Notices Due to the Budget Stalemate

September 14, 2015
Jesse White Encourages Proper Car Seat Usage for Children
September 13th through 19th is Child Passenger Safety Week

September 4, 2015
Jesse White Announces State Library Selected as Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America

September 1, 2015
Jesse White Urges Student Readers to Enter "Letters About Literature" Competition

August

August 28, 2015
Jesse White Hosts Little Free Library® Build Day Held at the Illinois State Library
Twelve groups statewide built a Little Free Library for their neighborhood

August 27, 2015
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday September 7 for Labor Day

August 27, 2015
Jesse White's Comprehensive Drunk Driving Legislation Signed into Law by the Governor
Legislation originated from White's Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety

August 18, 2015
Jesse White Announces New Belvidere Driver Services Facility is Open

August 11, 2015
Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation during National Minority Donor Awareness Week

July

July 1, 2015
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Safely
Message to Motorists—Don't Drive Impaired

June

June 30, 2015
Jesse White Announces Veteran's Designation on DL/ID Cards Available July 1
Veterans must first obtain official certification from the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs

June 24, 2015
Secretary of State Offices Closed Friday for Independence Day

June 25, 2015
Jesse White Issues Reminder of Federal CDL Rule Changes Effective July 1

June 1, 2015
Jesse White Unveils New Securities Campaign Urging People to Investigate Before Investing

May

May 31, 2015
Jesse White's Comprehensive Drunk Driving Legislation Sent to Governor
Legislation originated from White's Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety

May 26, 2015
Jesse White's Comprehensive Drunk Driving Legislation Approved by House
Legislation originated from White's Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety

May 15, 2015
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day

May 14, 2015
Jesse White's Legislation Strengthening Ignition Interlock Program Approved by Senate
Requires interlock devices on all vehicles used by DUI offenders

May 13, 2015
Jesse White and Illinois Press Association Announce Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

May 11, 2015
Jesse White Awards More Than $700,000 in Construction Grants to 17 Public Libraries

April

April 30, 2015
Jesse White Honors "Be A Hero" Community College Winners
White recognizes top three schools for their efforts to encourage organ/tissue donation

April 27, 2015
Secretary of State Jesse White Moves to Toughen Penalties on Drunk Driving
Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety unanimously endorses proposals

April 3, 2015
Jesse White Announces 11th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

April 1, 2015
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign; Featuring Daughter who Donated Cornea to her Mother

March

March 31, 2015
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Drive Safely; Avoid Distracted Driving
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 23, 2015
Jesse White Awards Nearly $1.4 Million in Grants to School Libraries
Almost 1.7 million students served

March 18, 2015
Jesse White's Legislation Strengthening Ignition Interlock Program Approved by House
Requires interlock devices on all vehicles used by DUI offenders

March 16, 2015
Jesse White has Head Shaved in support of Childhood Cancer Research at St. Baldrick's Foundation School Challenge in Evergreen Park

March 2, 2015
Jesse White Honors Emmy-Award Winning Broadcasters Art Norman and Robin Robinson, and Chicago Legend Colonel Eugene Scott at African-American Heritage Month Celebration

February

February 24, 2015
Secretary of State Jesse White to Launch Statewide Program to Increase Library Services for Individuals with Autism

February 9, 2015
White Awards Over $15 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

February 6, 2015
2015 Secretary of State Vehicle Show Set for Saturday, Sept. 12

January

January 30, 2015
Secretary of State Offices Closed Thursday February 12th for Lincoln's Birthday

January 9, 2015
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday January 19th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 7, 2015
Jesse White Awards over $400,000 in Illinois History – Digital Imaging Grants
Grant to support the creation and storage of digital collections