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NEWS — 2012


December

December 26, 2012
Jesse White’s Law Toughening the Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of the Disability Parking Program Takes Effect January 1st

December 19, 2012
Secretary of State Offices to Close for New Year's Day

December 19, 2012
Jesse White Announces Crackdown on Underage Bar Patrons
Secretary of State Police out in Force during Holiday Break

December 18, 2012
Jesse White Co-Hosted Candlelight Vigil with AAIM & MADD for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes
Reminds Drivers to Travel Safe This Holiday Season

December 12, 2012
Secretary of State Offices to Close for the Christmas Holiday

December 11, 2012
Illinois is a National Leader in its Efforts to Combat Drunk Driving
Jesse White Applauds NTSB for its recommendation that all states follow Illinois’s lead and require BAIIDs for first-time DUI offenders

November

November 26, 2012
Disability Parking Crack Down Results in 60 Citations in First Weekend
Enforcement to continue throughout the holiday season

November 20, 2012
Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking at Malls Statewide
Marks the 7th year Secretary of State Police Conduct Enforcement

November 19, 2012
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Be Safe throughout This Holiday Season — Don’t Drink & Drive

November 13, 2012
Jesse White Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood Damaged Cars Caused by Hurricane Sandy
To protect consumers White says titles for potential hurricane flood vehicles will be closely scrutinized

November 13, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 8, 2012
Jesse White's Organ and Tissue Donor Public Awareness Campaign Wins Top Awards

October

October 31, 2012
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Veterans Day Holiday

October 29, 2012
Secretary of State Offices to Close November 6 for Election Day

October 26, 2012
Jesse White Warns Businesses to Beware of Statewide Corporate Scam
Second Attempt to Swindle Companies This Year

October 17, 2012
White Announces Innovative Use of Technology to Upgrade GDL Instruction Permit Process
As this week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week

September

September 25, 2012
Jesse White’s Proposal to Crack Down on Court Supervision Involving Fatal Crashes Receives Unanimous Support from the State’s Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety

September 5, 2012
Jesse White Warns Businesses of Statewide Corporate Scam

August

August 24, 2012
Jesse White Announces Sports Series Motorcycle Plates Now Available for Purchase
Money raised from the license plates will support public schools

August 22, 2012
Jesse White Encourages Drivers to Be Safe This Labor Day
Designate a Sober Driver

August 9, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation on Sports Series Motorcycle Plates Signed into Law
Money raised from the license plates will support public schools

August 3, 2012
2012 Secretary of State Antique Vehicle Show Coming Soon

July

July 30, 2012
Jesse White, Anita Alvarez, Hiram Grau Announced Auto Theft Ring Bust
21 Arrested-Stole Hundreds of Vehicles Valued at more than $4 million-Joint Effort with SOS Police, State Police & Cook County State’s Attorney

July 25, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation on Distracted Driving Signed into Law
Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use by Truck Drivers; Upgrades Offense for Texting While Driving a Commercial Truck

July 23, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation Toughening the Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of the Disability Parking Program Signed into Law

July 2, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed Wednesday for Independence Day

June

June 26, 2012
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday Safely
Secretary of State Police Conduct DUI Patrols

May

May 17, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation Toughening the Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of the Disability Parking Program Moves to Governor’s Desk

May 14, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

April

April 20, 2012
Jesse White Hosts Free Seminars To Recognize Money Smart Week

April 6, 2012
Jesse White Awards Nearly $1.4 Million to Public School Libraries
Serving over 1.7 million students

April 2, 2012
Jesse White Unveils New Organ and Tissue Donation Campaign Featuring Donation Advocate Now in Need of Kidney-Kicks Off Donate Life Month

March

March 28, 2012
Secretary of State Jesse White Honors Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners

March 27, 2012
Jesse White Announces Eighth Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

March 26, 2012
Jesse White Announces the Chicago Sports Team Series License Plates Raised More than Half Million Dollars to Support Public Schools Statewide

March 21, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation Toughening the Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of the Disability Parking Program Approved by House

March 8, 2012
Jesse White Announces Cairo Drivers License Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding

February

February 29, 2012
Jesse White’s Legislation Toughening the Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of the Disability Parking Program Approved Unanimously by House Committee

February 22, 2012
Jesse White Marks "Military Saves Week" by Taking Aim at Fraud Targeting Military Members

February 14, 2012
Jesse White Awards $11.9 Million to Public Libraries Statewide

February 14, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for President’s Day

February 10, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for Lincoln’s Birthday

February 6, 2012
Jesse White Announces “Text a Librarian” Reference Service
Patrons receive information from the Illinois State Library

January

January 19, 2012
Jesse White Moves to Toughen Penalties for Fraud and Abuse of Disability Parking Program
Names former U.S. Dept of Transportation Secretary Sam Skinner to Subcommittee to Review Program

January 6, 2012
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 6, 2012
Jesse White's Disability Parking Crackdown Results in More than 180 Citations Statewide

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