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NEWS — 2011


December

December 27, 2011
Jesse White Announces Two Key Traffic Safety Laws to Take Effect January 1

December 21, 2011
Secretary of Jesse White Notes Nine Percent Decrease in Alcohol-Related Fatalities and Reminds Drivers to Be Safe This Holiday Season - Don't Drink & Drive

December 12, 2011
Secretary of State Offices to Close for New Year's Day

December 12, 2011
Secretary of State Offices to Close for the Christmas Holiday

November

November 22, 2011
Jesse White's Disability Parking Crack Down Results in More than 30 Citations Statewide

November 22, 2011
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking Laws at Malls
Announces Safe Driver Advisory Council to Consider Tougher Penalties for Violators

November 17, 2011
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 16, 2011
Illinois Efforts to Combat Drunk Driving Earn Highest 5-Star Rating from MADD
Jesse White Applauds MADD for their National Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving

November 14, 2011
Jesse White Announces Family Reading Night Set For November 17th

November 9, 2011
Secretary of State Jesse White Unveils New Women Veteran License Plate

November 9, 2011
Jesse White Establishes Safe Driver Advisory Council to Improve Highway Safety

November 7, 2011
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Veterans Day Holiday

October

October 6, 2011
Jesse White Issues a Public Reminder to Motorists About Following Safe Driving Laws

September

September 26, 2011
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Columbus Day Holiday

September 20, 2011
Jesse White Encourages Parents To Get Child Safety Seats Properly Installed
Message Kicks-Off National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 15, 2011
Jesse White Announces Upgrade to the Safe Driver Renewal Program
Drivers that qualify will now receive updated driver's licenses in the mail

August

August 30, 2011
Jesse White Encourages Drivers to Be Safe This Labor Day
Last Year's Fatalities Decrease, White Hopes Trend Continues

August 29, 2011
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for Labor Day

August 25, 2011
Jesse White Encourages Students to Enter "Letters About Literature" Contest

August 23, 2011
Jesse White and the Chicago White Sox Unveil New Permanent Sox License Plate
Money Raised From the License Plates Will Support Public Schools

August 22, 2011
2011 Secretary Of State Antique Vehicle Show Coming Soon

August 16, 2011
Jesse White and Minonk's Fieldcrest High School Join Forces to Combat Texting While Driving
White Takes Fieldcrest HS Pledge; signs "No Texting While Driving Wall" and encourages public to sign

August 9, 2011
Jesse White Urges Digital Talking Book Machine Patrons to Use Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Website
Download Books and Magazines for Free

July

July 25, 2011
Jesse White Awards More Than $5 Million In Adult Literacy Grants

July 6, 2011
Jesse White Announces New Design for Environmental Plate
New Design to Help Law Enforcement Identify With Other Specialty Plates

June

June 29, 2011
Jesse White and MADD-National President Tout the Effectiveness of Illinois' Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) Law at Making Roads Safer
National study shows BAIIDs reduce repeat drunk driving by 67 percent

June 21, 2011
Jesse White Announces Sixty-Five Illinois Public Libraries To Receive Technology Packages to Help Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

June 15, 2011
Jesse White Announces New Digital Talking Books and Players Available to Talking Book Service Patrons

June 6, 2011
Jesse White Announces "Eliminate the Digital Divide" Grants

May

May 31, 2011
Jesse White's School Bus Driver Legislation Moves to Governor's Desk for Signature

May 20, 2011
Jesse White Awards Public Library Construction Grants

May 12, 2011
Jesse White Honors Winners of "Letters About Literature" Contest

May 11, 2011
Jesse White and Illinois Press Assn. Announce Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

April

April 26, 2011
Jesse White and the Chicago Bulls Unveil New Permanent Bulls License Plate
Money Raised From the License Plates Will Support Illinois Public Schools

April 21, 2011
Jesse White Awards Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

April 15, 2011
White, Durbin Announce Grant to Illinois State Library for Public Library "Business Packages" to Help Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

April 11, 2011
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Celebrates National Library Week April 10-16

April 4, 2011
Jesse White Unveils New Organ and Tissue Donation Campaign Featuring 13-year-old Heart Recipient and Brittney Payton
White Kicks Off Donate Life! Month at Children's Memorial Hospital

March

March 31, 2011
Jesse White's School Bus Driver Legislation Passes the House Unanimously

March 28, 2011
Jesse White and the Chicago Bears Unveil New Permanent Bears License Plate
Money Raised From the License Plates Will Support Public Schools

March 4, 2011
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Awards Grants to School Libraries

March 1, 2011
Jesse White Honors South Suburban Hospital for National Eye Donor Month

February

February 17, 2011
Jesse White Encouraged by Reduction of Fatalities on Illinois Roads – Teen Driving Deaths Cut in Half
Credits recent teen driving, BAIID and distracted driving laws as key contributing factors for lives saved

February 17, 2011
Jesse White Hosts Celebration for African-American Heritage Month
Legendary Blues Artist Buddy Guy and Bears Great Otis Wilson Honored

February 14, 2011
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for President's Day

February 9, 2011
Jesse White to Help Kick Off The Big Read in Central Illinois

February 7, 2011
Secretary of State Offices Closed Friday for Lincoln's Birthday

February 3, 2011            Versión en Español
Secretary of State Offices Open Today
Most driver services facilities in operation

January

January 26, 2011            Versión en Español
Jesse White and the Chicago Cubs Unveil New Permanent Cubs License Plate
Money Raised From the License Plates to Support Public Schools

January 13, 2011
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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