News 2017

December

December 14, 2017
Jesse White Announces Online Services for Disability Placard Holders
Second State in Nation to Provide the Service

November

November 29, 2017
Jesse White Announces Winners of 13th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

November 21, 2017
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking at Malls Statewide
Marks the 11th Year Secretary of State Police Conduct Stings

November 14, 2017
Jesse White Announces Family Reading Night to be Held November 16

November 9, 2017
Jesse White Joins Organ Recipients and Faith Leaders to Show Support for National Donor Sabbath
Mom who received organ of 11-year-old victim of violence featured in PSA

November 9, 2017
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Veterans' Day

November 8, 2017
Jesse White Awards More Than $340,000 in Project Next Generation Grants

November 3, 2017
White Announces Repaired and Digitized World War I Illinois National Guard Maps Now Available Online
Marks 100th anniversary World War I

October

October 16, 2017
Jesse White Announces Teen Driving Deaths Down 51% since GDL Overhaul in 2008
Encourages communication between parents and teens during National Teen Driver Safety Week

September

September 28, 2017
Jesse White Issues Declaration of Support in Attorney General Madigan's Lawsuit to Overturn the President's Rescission of DACA

September 20, 2017
Jesse White Holds Illinois' Ninth Official U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration
57 People from 26 Countries Sworn-In as Citizens

September 19, 2017
Jesse White Encourages Proper Car Seat Usage for Children
National Child Passenger Safety Week September 17-23

September 18, 2017
Jesse White Cautions Investors to Watch for Scams in Wake of Hurricanes

September 13, 2017
Jesse White Urges Student Readers to Enter "Letters About Literature" Competition

September 6, 2017
Jesse White Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood Damaged Cars Caused by Hurricane Harvey
To protect consumers White says titles for potential flood vehicles will be closely scrutinized

August

August 30, 2017
Statement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White regarding Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Kidney Transplant Surgery

August 21, 2017
Jesse White's New Law Helps Veterans Gain Employment in the Trucking Industry
Illinois is the first state in nation to exempt the CDL written test for qualified drivers

August 1, 2017
Jesse White Encourage Organ/Tissue Donation for National Minority Donor Awareness Week
Chicago Police Superintendent awaiting kidney transplant in attendance

July

July 25, 2017
Illinois Literacy Foundation Hosts Literacy Event for Underserved Youth

July 1, 2017
Jesse White Reminds Drivers of Expedited Services for Titles, Registration, Licenses and IDs for Flood Victims
Research and report damaged vehicles

June

June 30, 2017
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Independence Day

May

May 31, 2017
Jesse White Joins Chicago Police and Local School to Encourage Bicycle Safety
Urges helmet use and obeying Bicycle Rules of the Road as summer approaches

May 31, 2017
Five Key Legislative Measures Initiated by Secretary White Sent to Governor

May 26, 2017
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 15, 2017
Jesse White's Legislation to Expand the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Sent to Governor

May 15, 2017
Secretary of State Jesse White Hosts Third National "Targeting Autism" Forum

May 8, 2017
Jesse White Announces Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

May 1, 2017
Jesse White Announces Winners of "Letters About Literature" Contest
Winners from Sugar Grove, Mettawa and Petersburg

April

April 26, 2017
Jesse White's Legislation to Expand the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Passes Senate Unanimously

April 24, 2017
White's Legislation Modernizing the State's Mandatory Insurance Program Passes House

April 18, 2017
Jesse White Announces 13th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30th

April 7, 2017
White's Legislation to Allow Advertising to Offset Costs of Vehicle Registration Reminder Notices Passes the House
Continues to send out email reminder notices; urges email sign-up

April 3, 2017
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign; Featuring Recipients Whose Lives Were Saved Due to Organ/Tissue Donation
PSA Features Chicago Cubs World Series Win and Song by Five for Fighting

March

March 30, 2017
Joint Secretary Of State & Supreme Court Restoration Project Of Illinois Attorney Oaths Complete
Leads to historically significant discoveries

March 9, 2017
Jesse White's Legislation to Expand the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Passes House

March 8, 2017
Seat Belts on School Buses Bill Passes House Committee
Jesse White, Rep. Lang Pushing Legislation

February

February 24, 2017
Jesse White's Legislation to Expand the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Passes House Committee

February 23, 2017
REAL ID Act Legislation Supported by Secretary White Passes House
Bill allows customers to choose between REAL ID-compliant and noncompliant cards

February 15, 2017
White's Legislation to Expand the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Passes Senate Committee

February 14, 2017
Jesse White Announces Support for Requiring Seat Belts on School Buses
Teams with Rep. Lou Lang and Sen. Martin Sandoval on legislation supported by NHTSA

February 10, 2017
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

February 8, 2017
REAL ID Act Legislation Supported by Secretary White Passes Senate Committee
Bill allows customers to choose between REAL ID-compliant and noncompliant cards

February 2, 2017
White Pushes to Expand Organ/Tissue Donor Registry; 16- and 17-Year-Olds Could Become Donors

January

January 18, 2017
Secretary of State Jesse White Supporting Legislation to Allow Advertising to Offset Costs of Vehicle Registration Reminder Notices
Continues to send out email reminder notices; urges email sign-up

January 13, 2017
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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