News 2020

September

September 18, 2020
Jesse White Announces Opening of New Orland Township Driver Services Facility on Monday, Sept. 21

September 17, 2020
Jesse White Announces New Driver Services Facility Location in Lawrenceville
Facility expected to open Oct. 1

September 8, 2020
Mascoutah Driver Services Facility Opens Wednesday, Sept. 9

September 4, 2020
New Ottawa Facility Set to Open September 15

September 4, 2020
Effingham Driver Services Facility Opens Tuesday, Sept. 8

September 4, 2020
Greenville Driver Services Facility Opens Tuesday, Sept. 8

September 4, 2020
Des Plaines Driver Services Facility Opens Tuesday, Sept. 8

September 3, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Opens Friday, Sept. 4

September 2, 2020
Jesse White Awards Nearly $340,000 in Radio Information Service Grants
Funds Provide Support for Radio Stations for Residents with Print Disabilities

August

August 31, 2020
South Holland CDL Driver Services Facility Reopens Tuesday, Sept. 1

August 31, 2020
Bridgeview Driver Services Facility Reopens Tuesday, Sept. 1

August 26, 2020
Jesse White Announces Milestone as Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Hits 7 Million

August 26, 2020
Effingham Driver Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 8

August 25, 2020
Mascoutah Driver Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 9

August 25, 2020
Greenville Driver Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 8

August 25, 2020
Jesse White Announces One-Year Extension of Driver’s License Expiration Dates for Seniors Age 75 and Older
New expiration date will be one year from current 2020 expiration date

August 24, 2020
Des Plaines Driver Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 8

August 21, 2020
Elk Grove Village CDL Facility Opens Saturday, Aug. 22

August 21, 2020
Bridgeview Driver Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 1

August 20, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Closed Until Sept. 4

August 19, 2020
South Holland CDL Facility Closed Until Sept. 1

August 13, 2020
Carthage Driver Services Facility Closed Until Tuesday, August 18

August 12, 2020
Elk Grove Village CDL Facility Closed Until August 22

August 11, 2020
Mendota Driver Services Facility Reopens Wednesday, Aug. 12

August 11, 2020
Driver Services Section of Chicago South Driver Services Facility Reopens Wednesday, Aug. 12

August 11, 2020
Silvis Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Power Outage

August 7, 2020
Chadwick Driver Services Facility Closed Saturday, Aug. 8; Will Reopen Tuesday, Aug 11

August 7, 2020
Diversey Express Driver Services Facility Reopens Monday, August 10

August 7, 2020
Secretary of State’s Chicago Business Services Office Reopens Monday, Aug. 10

August 6, 2020
Diversey Express Driver Services Facility Closed Until August 10

August 5, 2020
McLeansboro Driver Services Facility Reopens Thursday, August 6

August 5, 2020
Jesse White Awards over $550,000 Project Next Generation Grants
Funds Provide Technology and Mentors to Help At-Risk Youth

August 4, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Opens Aug. 5

August 4, 2020
Fairfield Driver Services Facility Reopens Wednesday, August 5

August 4, 2020
Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation for Virtual National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 3, 2020
Driver Services Section of Chicago South Driver Services Facility Closed Until August 12

August 3, 2020
Macomb Driver Services Facility to Reopen on Aug. 4


July

July 31, 2020
Cairo Driver Services Facility Closed Saturday, Aug. 1; Will Reopen Tuesday, Aug 4

July 30, 2020
Mendota Driver Services Facility Closed Until August 12

July 28, 2020
South Holland CDL Driver Services Facility Reopens Wednesday, July 29

July 26, 2020
Secretary of State’s Chicago Business Services Office Closed until Aug. 10

July 24, 2020
Fairfield and McLeansboro Driver Services Facilities Closed Until August 5 and 6 Respectively

July 24, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Closed Until August 5

July 24, 2020
Secretary of State Jesse White Honors Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners

July 21, 2020
Jesse White Announces Winners of “Letters About Literature in Illinois” Contest
Winners from Champaign, Savoy and Tinley Park

July 17, 2020
South Holland CDL Facility Closed Until July 29

July 16, 2020
Midlothian Driver Services Facility Reopen Today, July 16

July 8, 2020
Jesse White Announces Expired Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards and License Plate Stickers Extended an Additional Month – Until Nov. 1
White suggests delaying facility visit during heat wave

July 6, 2020
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign

July 2, 2020
Secretary of State Vehicle Show Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 2, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Closed Until July 16

July 2, 2020
Jesse White Awards Nearly $5.6 Million in Adult Literacy Grants

July 1, 2020
Midlothian Drivers Services Facility Closed Until Further Notice

July 1, 2020
Secretary of State Jesse White and IDOT Alert Drivers to Two New Traffic Safety Laws Effective July 1
Measures include tougher penalties for injuries caused by texting and driving


June

June 29, 2020
Joliet Drivers Services Facility Reopens Tuesday, June 30

June 26, 2020
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Independence Day

June 26, 2020
Macomb Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Damage Sustained to Building

June 26, 2020
Secretary of State Jesse White Announces Plan to Keep Driver Services Facility in Orland Park
Facility to be located in the Township Building

June 23, 2020
Secretary White Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Online Service to Receive License Plate Sticker Renewal Notices by Email
Urges customers to renew their stickers online instead of visiting a Driver Services facility

June 20, 2020
Joliet Drivers Services Facility Closed Until Further Notice

June 19, 2020
South Holland CDL (Commercial Driver's License) Facility Closed Until July 7

June 19, 2020
Schaumburg Facility Closed Until July 2

June 16, 2020
Jesse White Awards More Than $620,000 in Construction Grants to 17 Public Libraries

June 12, 2020
Jesse White Launches Driver's License/ID Card Preregistration Application

June 11, 2020
White Awards More than $15 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

June 11, 2020
New Full-Service Driver Services Facility Opening in Mascoutah June 16
CDL and motorcycle drive exams will be offered at facility

June 10, 2020
Jesse White Announces 16th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

June 4, 2020
Jesse White Issues Reminder That Driver Services Facilities Open Statewide
Heavy customer volume expected; reminder that DL/ID and sticker expirations extended to Oct. 1 Office focusing on new drivers, expired DL/IDs and vehicle transactions through July 31

June 1, 2020
Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2020
Secretary of State’s Chicago Heights Facility Closed until Further Notice

June 1, 2020
Secretary of State’s Driver Services Facilities Closed Today


May

May 26, 2020
Jesse White Announces Reopening Plan with Expanded Hours Beginning June 1 & 2 for Driver Services Facilities
Will focus on new drivers, expired DL/IDs and vehicle transactions until July 31

May 18, 2020
State Archivist Jesse White and Illinois State Archives Receive $60,000 Federal Grant to Digitize Photo Collection of Illinois' Historic African American Photographer Doc Helm

May 15, 2020
Jesse White Announces Drive-Through Services for Vehicle Registration Renewals Beginning Tuesday

May 7, 2020
Secretary of State Jesse White and Treasurer Michael Frerichs Announce E-Check Payment Processor Fee Waived Through August 2, 2020
Renew online now and avoid facility lines later

April

April 24, 2020 Versión en Español
Jesse White Urges Residents to Renew Vehicle Registration Online

April 10, 2020 Versión en Español
Jesse White Announces Emergency Rules Filed to Extend Expiration Dates for DLs, IDs and Vehicle Registrations for at Least 90 Days after Driver Services Facilities Reopen
Encourages residents to use online services during office closures through April 30 due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Statement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on the Passing of Ed Farmer

April 1, 2020 Versión en Español
White Encourages Residents to Use Online Services during Office Closures Due to COVID-19
Driver Services facilities closed statewide through April 30
Online transactions will help alleviate the rush when Driver Services facilities reopen

March

March 27, 2020
Jesse White Allows Notaries to Perform Duties Remotely Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020 Versión en Español
Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to Oct. 1, 2021

March 24, 2020 Versión en Español
Jesse White Reminds Investors to Beware of Con Artists Looking to Profit from COVID-19 Pandemic

March 20, 2020 Versión en Español
Jesse White Extends Office Closures, Including Driver Services Facilities, Through April 7
Many online services remain available

March 16, 2020 Versión en Español
Jesse White Announces Closure of All Driver Services Facilities Effective March 17 Through March 31
Expiration dates to be extended 30 daysWhite calls on Dept. of Homeland Security to push back federal REAL ID implementation date

March 13, 2020 Versión en Español
Update on Driver Services Facilities and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 11, 2020
Illinois Secretary of State’s Office Announces Precautions at the Capitol Regarding Coronavirus

February

February 20, 2020
Jesse White Hosts Celebration in honor of African American Heritage Month
Honorees include the first female African American Michelin Star chef, first African American Alum Principal of Leo Catholic High School, NBC 5 News Anchor, 27th

January

January 13, 2020
Jesse White Awards Over $1.2 Million in Grants to School Libraries
More than 1.5 million students reached

January 10, 2020
Jesse White Launching B-Truck License Plate Replacement Program

January 3, 2020
Statement from Jesse White on Recreational Marijuana and Impaired Driving