News 2018

August

August 15, 2018
Secretary White's Legislation Combating Texting While Driving Signed into Law
Bill passed House and Senate by wide margins

August 9, 2018
Jesse White Awards More Than $4.7 Million in Adult Literacy Grants

July

July 9, 2018
Jesse White Brings Services to the Taste of Chicago

June

June 20, 2018
Jesse White Awarded over $550,000 in Illinois History-Digital Imaging Grants
Grant to support the creation and storage of digital collections

June 8, 2018
Jesse White Congratulates Two Illinois "Letters About Literature" Winners on Capturing National Prize
Winners are from Chicago and Hoffman Estates

June 1, 2018
Secretary White's Legislation Combating Texting While Driving Heads to Governor's Desk
Bill passed House and Senate by wide margins

May

May 25, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 23, 2018
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Be Safe Over Memorial Day Weekend — Don't Drink & Drive and Don't Drive Distracted
Drive sober, use a designated driver or take public transportation

May 22, 2018
Jesse White Awards More Than $700,000 in Construction Grants to 15 Public Libraries

May 18, 2018
Jesse White Awards More than $1.2 Million in "Back to Books" Grants
Over 300 libraries awarded

May 1, 2018
Jesse White Announces Winners of "Letters About Literature" Contest
Winners from Chicago, Hoffman Estates and Petersburg

April

April 30, 2018
Jesse White Announces Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

April 23, 2018
Secretary White's Legislation to Strengthen Drunk Driving Law Passes House
Legislation supported by State's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

April 18, 2018
Secretary White's Legislation Combating Texting While Driving Passes House

April 10, 2018
Secretary White's Legislation Combating Texting While Driving Passes House Committee

April 2, 2018
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign; Highlights 16- and 17-year-olds eligibility to register as organ/tissue donors
More than 11,500 teens have registered since Jan. 1

March

March 28, 2018
Jesse White Announces 14th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

February

February 16, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Presidents Day

February 8, 2018
Secretary of State's Office Prepares for Impending Snowstorm—Check Website for Closures
Also Announces Closures for Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day

February 2, 2018
Secretary White's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Anti-DUI Proposals
White's office will introduce legislation this session

January

January 18, 2018
Secretary White's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meets in Chicago
Committee considers proposals to further strengthen impaired driving laws

January 12, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day