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NEWS — 2013


December

December 26, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White Announces Key Traffic Safety Laws to Take Effect January 1
Also highlights changes to Disability Parking Placard program

December 20, 2013
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Be Safe This Holiday Season —Don’t Drink & Drive

December 18, 2013
Secretary of State Offices to Close for New Year’s Day

December 11, 2013
Secretary of State Offices to Close for the Christmas Holiday

December 6, 2013
Mendota Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed on Saturday, December 14

December 4, 2013
Jesse White Announces Arrest of Springfield Financial Advisor for Defrauding Senior of 65K

November

November 22, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White Sending Mobile Unit to Five Points Washington on Monday
Unit is being relocated from Crossroads United Methodist Church

November 20, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White Sending Mobile Unit to Washington, Illinois to Serve Residents
Stationed at Crossroads United Methodist Church Thursday and Friday

November 20, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Opening of the New Des Plaines Driver Services Facility

November 19, 2013
Jesse White Offering Expedited Services and Waiving Various Fees for Tornado Victims

November 18, 2013
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 15, 2013
Jesse White Joins Various Religious Organizations to Show Support for National Donor Sabbath
Two sisters affected by donation featured in radio PSA also in attendance

November 1, 2013
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Veterans’ Day Holiday

November 1, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White Announces New Driver Services Facility in Des Plaines

October

October 29, 2013
Jesse White Announces Procedures for Driver’s License for Undocumented Individuals
New Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL) to begin first phase of rollout in December

October 23, 2013
Jesse White Announces Teen Driving Deaths Down Nearly 60 Percent as this Week Marks National Teen Driver Safety Week
Awards Glenbrook South High School for its outstanding driver education program

September

September 26, 2013
Jesse White's Organ/Tissue Donor Public Awareness Campaign Wins Top Awards

September 13, 2013
Jesse White Announces Statewide Poster Contest to Kick Off National Child Passenger Safety Week

August

August 21, 2013
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Be Safe Over Labor Day Weekend — Don't Drink & Drive
Secretary of State Police enhancing DUI enforcement efforts statewide over the holiday weekend

August 21, 2013
Secretary of State Offices Closed Monday for Labor Day

August 5, 2013
Secretary of State Jesse White’s Trio of Traffic Safety Bills Signed into Law
Improves heralded teen driver safety program and further limits issuance of court supervision

July

July 9, 2013
Jesse White Brings Office Services to Taste of Chicago

July 2, 2013
Jesse White Announces Key Upgrade to Ignition Interlock Program Requiring Camera Installation
Secretary of State Police enhancing DUI enforcement efforts statewide over the holiday weekend

June

June 27, 2013
Jesse White Joins Lt. Gov. Simon and Bicycle Group to Announce Bike Safety Website

June 11, 2013
Jesse White Applauds Blackhawks Historic Season; Encourages Fans to Purchase Blackhawks License Plates
More than $1.3 million generated thus far to support Illinois public schools

June 6, 2013
Jesse White Reminds Motorists to Help Keep Illinois Roads Safe and Clean this Summer

June 5, 2013
Jesse White Unveils New Securities Campaign Urging People to Investigate Before Investing
Courts Ordered More Than $33 Million in Repayments to Victims of Fraud Last Year

May

May 30, 2013
Jesse White’s Legislation Cracking Down On Court Supervision for Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes Approved by the General Assembly
Named Patricia’s Law in honor of the late Patricia McNamara

May 30, 2013
Jesse White Encourages People to Wear Helmets and Bike Responsibly During Bike Safety Month

May 29, 2013
Jesse White’s Legislation Strengthening GDL Law Approved by General Assembly
Requires people ages 18-20 who do not take driver education to complete a 6-hour training course before applying for a driver’s license

May 23, 2013
Jesse White Reminds Drivers to Be Safe Over Memorial Day Weekend — Don’t Drink & Drive
Secretary of State Police enhancing DUI enforcement efforts statewide over the holiday weekend

May 23, 2013
Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit to Provide Services to Area Residents

May 16, 2013
Jesse White and Illinois Press Association Announce Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

May 15, 2013
Secretary of State Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

May 9, 2013
Jesse White’s Legislation Strengthening GDL Law Approved by Senate
Prohibits the issuance of a license to anyone under 18 that has an unresolved traffic citation

May 8, 2013
Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit to Provide Services to Area Residents

May 1, 2013
Jesse White Issues Statement Regarding Action Taken Against RTO Auto Sales in Carterville

April

April 22, 2013
Jesse White Encourages Motorists to Go Green This Earth Day with Vehicle Renewals
Email Renewals and Renewal Postcards Conserve Paper and Save Nearly $1 Million

April 16, 2013
Jesse White Awards More than $1 Million in “Back to Books” Grants
Over 200 libraries awarded

April 16, 2013
Jesse White Joins Salem Baptist Church -- Holds One of the Largest Organ/Tissue Donation Registration Drives

April 16, 2013
Jesse White Visits Stroger Hospital to Encourage Organ/Tissue Donation

April 16, 2013
Jesse White’s Investor Protection Legislation Giving Victims of Investment Fraud More Filing Freedom Approved by the House

April 12, 2013
Jesse White’s Office Revokes Bloomington Dealership’s License for Illegal Activity
White’s office working with the Offices of the Illinois Attorney General and the Sangamon County State’s Attorney for possible criminal prosecution and assistance in seeking restitution for victims

April 9, 2013
Jesse White’s Legislation Strengthening GDL Law Approved by House
Requires people ages 18-20 who do not take driver education to complete a 6-hour training course before applying for a driver’s license

April 3, 2013
Jesse White Awards More Than $11 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

April 1, 2013
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign Featuring Donor Advocate Who Died Waiting for a Kidney

March

March 28, 2013
Jesse White Announces Ninth Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30th

March 20, 2013
Jesse White’s Legislation Strengthening GDL Law Approved by House Committee
Requires people ages 18-20 who do not take driver education to complete a 6-hour training course before applying for a driver’s license

March 12, 2013
Jesse White’s Proposal to Strengthen DUI Laws through Expansion of the BAIID Program Receives Unanimous Support from State’s Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety

March 5, 2013
Statement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on the Passing of Dawn Clark Netsch

March 1, 2013
Jesse White Awards Grants to School Libraries

March 1, 2013
Jesse White’s Two Key Traffic Safety Legislative Initiatives Approved by House
HB 1009 strengthens the GDL program; HB1010 further restricts the issuance of court supervision

February

February 20, 2013
Jesse White’s Two Key Traffic Safety Legislative Initiatives Approved by House Committee
HB 1009 strengthens the GDL program; HB1010 further restricts the issuance of court supervision

February 8, 2013
2013 Chicago Auto Show; Facility closings in February

February 7, 2013
Secretary of State Offices to Close for President’s Day

January

January 31, 2013
Secretary White Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Super Bowl Weekend Safely

January 31, 2013
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Lincoln’s Birthday

January 27, 2013
White Announces Temporary Visitor Drivers License (TVDL) for Undocumented Immigrants to be Available in Approximately 10 Months

January 8, 2013
Secretary of State Offices Closed January 21st for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 3, 2013
Jesse White's Disability Parking Crackdown Results in More than 160 Citations Statewide Totaling over $71,000 in Fines

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