News 2016


October 25, 2016
Jesse White Encourages Chicago Cubs Fans to Show Team Spirit with the Chicago Sports Team Series License Plates

October 18, 2016
Secretary of State Jesse White Hosts National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Chicago Cubs star and local paleta vendor humanitarians among honorees


September 27, 2016
Jesse White Hosts "Preserving Their Memories"
A Celebration of the Illinois Veterans' History Project

September 9, 2016
Jesse White Urges Student Readers to Enter "Letters About Literature" Competition

September 2, 2016
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Labor Day


August 3, 2016
Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation During National Minority Donor Awareness Week

August 1, 2016
Secretary of State Jesse White Reinstates Vehicle Registration Reminder Notices
Seeks Legislative Authority to Allow Advertising to Offset Costs; Pushes Email Notifications




May 27, 2016
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Safely
Message to Motorists—Don't Drive Impaired

May 25, 2016
Secretary of State to Resume IEPA Testing Requirement in order to Renew Vehicle Registration

May 17, 2016
Jesse White Announces Security Upgrades to Driver's License/ID Card and Changes to the Issuance Process
Central issuance process meets federal REAL ID requirements; protects citizens from fraud and identity theft

May 11, 2016
Jesse White's Legislation Adding National Guard and Reserve Members to Qualify for Veteran's Designation on DL/ID Cards Approved by General Assembly
Veterans must first obtain official certification from the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs

May 11, 2016
Jesse White Hosts Celebration for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
White honors first Asian-American Judge in Illinois with Inaugural Judge Laura C. Liu Trailblazer Award

May 10, 2016
Jesse White Announces Organ/Tissue Donor Registry Hits 6 Million

May 5, 2016
Statement from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Supporting AG Lisa Madigan's Efforts to End the Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Crimes

May 5, 2016
Jesse White Announces Winners of "Letters About Literature" Contest
Winners from Galesburg, Inverness and Wheaton


April 29, 2016
Secretary of State Jesse White and White Sox Great Harold Baines, Outfielder Jerry Sands and Announcer Ed Farmer Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation for National Donate Life Month

April 20, 2016
Jesse White Announces 12th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30th

April 6, 2016 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Release
Illinois EPA to Resume Vehicle Emissions Test Notice Mailings
Secretary of State sets date to resume enforcement through license plate renewals

April 5, 2016
Jesse White Kicks Off Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign
Focus on encouraging registration at Driver Services facilities



February 9, 2016 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Release
Illinois EPA Suspends Vehicle Emissions Test Notice Mailings
Secretary of State to temporarily allow license plate renewals


January 19, 2016
Jesse White Encourages Scheduling a Child Safety Seat Fitting at the Melrose Park Facility

January 8, 2016
Feds Announce No Changes to Security Procedures at Airports Until January 22, 2018
Illinois DLs and IDs remain acceptable forms of identification to board commercial airplanes for minimum of two years