News 2018

December

Decebmer 5, 2018
Jesse White Announces Winners of 14th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

November

November 21, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking at Malls Statewide
Marks the 12th Year Secretary of State Police Conduct Stings

November 14, 2018
Jesse White Announces Family Reading Night to be Held November 15

November 9, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Veterans Day

November 9, 2018
Jesse White Encourages Illinois Veterans to Preserve Their Memories

November 8, 2018
Jesse White Joins Chicago Police Superintendent, Veteran Investigative Reporter and Religious Leaders for National Donor Sabbath
Renee Ferguson urges donation after husband dies waiting for transplant; Priest also encourages donation

October

October 30, 2018
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Drive Safely on Halloween
Message to Motorists - Watch for Children and Do Not Drive Distracted or Impaired

October 25, 2018
Jesse White Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood-Damaged Cars Caused by Recent Hurricanes Florence and Michael
White says titles for potential flood vehicles will be closely scrutinized in an extra effort to protect consumers

October 24, 2018
Jesse White Unveils Statewide Distracted Driving Video during National Teen Driver Safety Week
Video to be distributed to high schools statewide

October 19, 2018
Secretary White Cautions Investors about Marijuana-related Investment Schemes

October 18, 2018
Jesse White Hosts "Preserving Their Memories"
A Celebration of the Illinois Veterans' History Project

October 17, 2018
Jesse White Urges Student Readers to Enter "Letters About Literature" Competition

October 10, 2018
Secretary of State Jesse White Announces $4 Million in Grant Opportunities Available for Census Participation and Immigrant Services

October 5, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Columbus Day

October 1, 2018
Secretary of State Jesse White Hosted National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Chicago Cub Willson Contreras, Fr. Sanchez and others honored

September

September 28, 2018
Secretary of State Galesburg Office Closed Due to Structural Issues

September 25, 2018
Statement from Secretary White on Automatic Voter Registration

September 24, 2018
Jesse White Joins Chicago Fire and Police Departments to Encourage Proper Car Seat Usage
National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 23-29

September 20, 2018
Jesse White Joined More than 400 Living Donors, Sets Guinness World Record

August

August 30, 2018
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Labor Day Holiday Weekend Safely
Message to Motorists—Don't Drive Impaired or Distracted

August 29, 2018
Jesse White Awards Over $526,000 in Project Next Generation Grants

August 27, 2018
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 27, 2018
Secretary of State and State Archivist Jesse White Announces "100 Most Valuable Documents" Online Exhibit
In recognition of Illinois' Bicentennial Celebration

August 20, 2018
Jesse White Announces New Driver Services Facility Location in Cairo
Facility set to open Thursday, August 30

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