News 2021

October

October 1, 2021
Vehicle Services Side of Chicago South Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closing Oct. 5 to Undergo Floor Repairs

October 1, 2021
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Columbus Day

September

September 24, 2021
Jesse White Awards Over $530,000 Project Next Generation Grants

September 21, 2021
Jesse White Awards Over $9 Million in Construction Grants to Eight Public Libraries

September 13, 2021
Jesse White Reminds Motorists to Report Defective License Plates
Vehicles must display front/back license plates

September 10, 2021
Jesse White Announces over 71,000 Sports Team License Plates Have Raised more than $13 Million for Illinois Public Schools

September 9, 2021
Jesse White Awards Over $5.6 Million in Adult Literacy Grants

September 8, 2021
Jesse White Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood-Damaged Cars Caused by Hurricane Ida
White says titles for potential flood vehicles will be closely scrutinized in an extra effort to protect consumers

September 3, 2021
Jesse White Expanding Driver’s License and ID Card Appointment Program to Additional Suburban Facilities

September 2, 2021
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Labor Day Weekend Safely
Message to Motorists—Don't Drive Impaired or Distracted

August

August 25, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Expanding Appointment Program to Additional Chicagoland facilities
Launching Comprehensive Plan to Address Heavy Customer Volume at Facilities Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic
Expanding remote renewal program for DLs/IDs so more customers can renew online, by phone or by mail

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August 23, 2021
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Labor Day

August 20, 2021
White Awards Over $18 Million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

August 8, 2021
Jesse White Announces Employees Show Vaccination Status or Submit to COVID-19 Testing

August 2, 2021
Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation for Virtual National Minority Donor Awareness Month

July

July 30, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Launching Comprehensive Plan to Address the Heavy Customer Volume at Facilities Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic
Expanding appointment program in September to additional
Chicagoland facilities Expanding remote renewal program for DLs/IDs so more customers can renew remotely

July 28, 2021
Deerfield Driver Services Facility To Close Until Tuesday, Aug. 10

July 28, 2021
Secretary of State Offices and Driver Services Facilities to Reinstitute Mask Policy Monday, Aug. 2

July 23, 2021
New Permanent Driver Services Facility Opening in East St. Louis on August 3

July 23, 2021
Jesse White Awards Over $1.4 Million in Grants to School Libraries

July 21, 2021
Klein & Mason Driver Services Facility Closed Until Wednesday, Aug. 4

July 19, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White’s Office to Host 14th Annual Free Child Safety Seat Check Friday, July 23rd

July 19, 2021
Jesse White Announces Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Literacy Students and Tutors

July 9, 2021
Jesse White Issues Reminder: Electronic Automobile Insurance Verification Program Has Begun

July 2, 2021
Jesse White Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend Safely
Message to Motorists—Don’t Drive Impaired or Distracted

July 1, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Reminds Residents to be Aware of Scams Targeting Illinoisans
Scams involve emails or text messages asking residents to provide personal information
DO NOT CLICK on the links provided

July 1, 2021
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Independence Day

June

June 28, 2021
Jesse White Extends Driver’s License and ID Card Expiration Dates until January 1, 2022
Consider conducting business online; avoid visiting facilities in extreme heat

June 19, 2021
Juneteenth Flag Raised at Illinois State Capitol Building for First Time in State History

June 18, 2021
Juneteenth Flag to be raised at Illinois State Capitol Building at sunrise Saturday, June 19

June 17, 2021
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Juneteenth on Friday

June 16, 2021
Benton Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Malfunctioning Air Conditioner Unit

June 11, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Reminds Residents to be Aware of Scams Targeting Illinoisans
Scams involve emails or text messages asking residents to provide personal information
DO NOT CLICK on the links provided

June 8, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Launching Electronic Automobile Insurance Verification
Program aims to crack down on uninsured motorists
Those who receive letters must contact their insurance company or agent; do not visit a Driver Services facility

June 7, 2021
White Announces Reopening of Driver Services Facility at the Thompson Center in Chicago

June 3, 2021
Jesse White Announces Winners of “Letters About Literature in Illinois” Contest

June 3, 2021
White Announces Reopening of Chicago West Driver Services Facility

May

May 28, 2021
Secretary of State Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Warns Residents to be Aware of Scams Targeting Illinoisans
Scams involve emails or text messages asking residents to provide personal information
DO NOT CLICK on the links provided

May 24, 2021
White Announces New West Chicago CDL Driver Services Facility to Open Tuesday, May 25

May 13, 2021
Jesse White Awards Over $18 Million in Construction Grants to Four Public Libraries

May 10, 2021
Jesse White Announces Prairie State College Driver Services Facility To Open May 11
Temporary location opens due to permanent facility under repair

May 6, 2021
Jesse White Announces 17th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

May 4, 2021
Jesse White Calls for a New Dr. King Statue Along with a More Prominent Location on Capitol Grounds
White will contribute the first $5,000 to fund establishing a new statue

April

April 30, 2021
Jesse White Reminds Public that Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023
Urges residents to use online services before visiting a facility

April 27, 2021
Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

April 26, 2021
Jesse White Reminds Public of License Plate Sticker Receipt Law
Allows people to drive with receipt as proof of recently purchased license plate sticker online

April 23, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Warns Residents to be Aware of Two Scams Targeting Illinoisans
One scam involves a text message enticing residents to provide their personal information
The other involves fraudulent companies selling license plate sticker renewals

April 9, 2021
Jesse White Encourages Consumers to Participate in Money Smart Week

April 7, 2021
Midlothian Driver Services Facility Closed Until April 22

April 1, 2021
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign
Highlights White Sox Legend Ed Farmer's transplant story

March

March 26, 2021
Jesse White Issues Reminder Urging Residents to Conduct Business Online When Possible Online transactions up 75 percent over the last nine months
White also extends expiration dates for driver's licenses and ID cards until Aug. 1, 2021

March 12, 2021
Jesse White Awarded Winners of 16th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

March 9, 2021
Roanoke Driver Services Facility Set to Relocate March 23
Service at current location to close March 13

March 4, 2021
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Announces Current Investor Threats

February

February 19, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White Calls on Drivers to Move Over for Stopped Emergency Vehicles

February 11, 2021
Jesse White Awards over $1 million in CARES Act Grant Funding

February 5, 2021
New Bradley CDL Driver Services Facility Set to Open Feb. 23
Facility located at 1111 Blatt Rd. scheduled to close Feb. 11

January

January 28, 2021
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents Day

January 15, 2021
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18

January 4, 2021
Jesse White Issues Reminder as Driver Services Facilities Set to Reopen Statewide Tomorrow (Jan. 5)
Driver's license and ID card expiration dates extended to June 1, 2021
White continues to encourage online services as heavy customer volume expected