News 2020


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 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 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 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 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 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