News 2019

December

December 2, 2019
Jesse White Announces New Operating Hours at Driver Services Facilities beginning Dec. 30 to Accommodate REAL ID Applicants

November

November 26, 2019
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking at Malls Statewide beginning on Black Friday
Marks the 13th Year Secretary of State Police Conduct Stings

November 21, 2019
Jesse White Celebrates Family Reading Night on Thursday, Nov. 21

November 15, 2019
Jesse White Hosts Religious Leaders to Recognize National Donor Sabbath
Unveils PSA featuring pastor who gave parishioner a kidney

November 13, 2019
Flora Driver Services Facility Closing Nov. 23; New Facility to Open Dec. 3

November 4, 2019
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Veterans' Day

October

October 24, 2019
Jesse White Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week at Safety Fair
Teen fatalities down more than 60 percent

October 22, 2019
Jesse White is Reminding Illinoisans the Federal REAL ID Mandate Takes Effect October 1, 2020 Illinois residents may choose between REAL ID or standard driver’s license/ID card
Approximately 375,000 REAL IDs issued

October 15, 2019
Ottawa Facility Permanently Closing October 19

October 3, 2019
Jesse White Urges Student Readers to Enter “Letters About Literature in Illinois”

October 2, 2019
Temporary Express Driver Services Facility Opening in East St. Louis on Oct. 3
CDL Drive exams will be offered at the Belleville Driver Services facility beginning Oct. 15

September

September 26, 2019
Secretary of State Jesse White Hosts Hispanic American Heritage Month Celebration
Miguel Cervantes, lead actor in “Hamilton” Chicago, honored

September 19, 2019
Jesse White Joins CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, IDOT, NHTSA & State Police to Encourage Proper Car Seat Usage
Child Safety Seat Check to follow; National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

September 13, 2019
Jesse White Announces Driver Records Now Available Online
Illinoisans no longer need to visit Driver Services facilities to obtain their driving record

September 3, 2019
White Announces New Permanent Cardinals License Plate Available for Order
Money raised from the license plates will support public schools in Illinois

August

August 21, 2019
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to be Alert for School Children Returning to School
School bus safety is a shared responsibility

August 19, 2019
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 6, 2019
Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation for National Minority Donor Awareness Week

August 1, 2019
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Announces New Permanent Cardinals License Plate Coming Soon
Money raised from the license plates will support public schools in Illinois

July

July 29, 2019
Jesse White Awards More Than $365,000 in Radio Information Service Grants
Funds Provide Support for Radio Stations for Residents with Print Disabilities

July 25, 2019
Jesse White Awards Over $5.6 Million in Adult Literacy Grants

July 23, 2019
Jesse White Awards More Than $464,000 Project Next Generation Grants
Funds Provide Technology and Mentors to Help At-Risk Youth

July 8, 2019
Jesse White Issues Statement Regarding Policy on Granting Access to DL/ID photos

July 3, 2019
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely
Message to Motorists—Don’t Drive Impaired or Distracted

June

June 28, 2019
Jesse White Alerts Motorists of Vehicle Title Fee Changes Effective July 1st Due to Action byIllinois General Assembly
Money collected will fund statewide transportation and road improvement projects

June 27, 2019
Secretary White’s Legislation Combating Texting While Driving Takes Effect July 1
Classifies first-time offenses as moving violations which are recorded on driving record

May

May 24, 2019
White’s Legislation Streamlining Veteran’s Designation Process on DL/IDs Sent to Governor
Veterans no longer required to first obtain official certification from the IL Dept. of Veterans Affairs

May 15, 2019
Jesse White Awards $620,800 in Construction Grants to 12 Public Libraries

May 13, 2019
Jesse White Reminds Motorists to Stop Driving Distracted and Adhere to the Move Over Law
Public Education Campaign Underway

May 9, 2019
Jesse White Announces Winners of “Letters About Literature” Contest
Winners from Huntley, Hawthorn Woods and Hickory Hills

May 9, 2019
Jesse White Announces Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

May 7, 2019
White Awards Over $15 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

April

April 11, 2019
Jesse White Announces 15th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

April 2, 2019
Jesse White Calls on Drivers to Avoid Distracted Driving & Adhere to Move Over Law
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1, 2019
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign
Highlights 11-year-old heart recipient Sofia Sanchez's transplant story - including her visit from Grammy Awards-winner Drake

March

March 30, 2019
Statement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

March 27, 2019
Jesse White Offers REAL ID Option to Illinoisans
Illinois residents to choose between REAL ID or standard driver's license/ID card
REAL ID PSA

February

February 21, 2019
New Morris Facility Set to Open Tuesday, March 5

February 20, 2019
Jesse White Announces New Driver Services Facility Location in Plano
New facility expected to open Feb. 26; current one to close Feb. 23

February 15, 2019
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Presidents Day

February 11, 2019
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

February 7, 2019
Roanoke Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Small Electrical Fire

February 1, 2019
Secretary of State's Driver/Vehicle Services Facility at Thompson Center Closed Today Due a Pipe Burst

January

January 30, 2019
Secretary of State's Driver Services Facilities and Offices to be Closed North of I-80 Thursday Due to Hazardous and Extreme Weather Conditions

January 29, 2019
Secretary of State's Driver Services Facilities and Offices to be Closed Due to Hazardous and Extreme Weather Conditions

January 29, 2019
Jesse White Announces New Driver Services Facility Location in Watseka
Facility expected to open Feb. 5

January 2, 2019
Jesse White Awards Over $1.3 Million in Grants to School Libraries
More than 1.6 million students benefit from funding