News 2022

August

August 05, 2022
Jesse White Awards Over $627,000 Project Next Generation Grants
Funds provide technology and mentors to help at-risk youth for the 24th consecutive year

August 01, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Motorists to Avoid Displaying Disability Placards from the Rearview Mirror While Driving

August 01, 2022
Jesse White Encourages Organ/ Tissue Donation for Virtual National Minority Donor Awareness Month

July

July 22, 2022
Jesse White Extensing Driver's License and ID Card Expiration Dates until December 1, 2022
Encourages the public to conduct business online at ilsos.gov

July 15, 2022
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 11, 2022
Jesse White Announces Elgin Driver Services Facility to Require Appointments for Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards
Elgin joins 16 other Chicagoland Driver Services facilities requiring appointments

June

June 30, 2022
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Independence Day

June 22, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Quincy Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 22, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Morris Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 17, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Moline-Silvis Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 17, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Marion Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 17, 2022
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Juneteenth.

June 15, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Bradley Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 14, 2022
Chicago South, Lombard and Melrose Park Driver Services Facilities Closed
Check ilsos.gov for further updates

June 8, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Champaign Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 8, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Bloomington Driver Services Facility
Extension of expired driver’s licenses and ID cards set to end July 31, 2022

June 3, 2022
Jesse White Reminds Public that Appointments are Required for Driver’s License and ID Card Services at Belleville and Bethalto Driver Services Facilities

June 2, 2022
Jesse White Recognizes State Leaders in a Video Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May

May 27, 2022
Jesse White Awards $6.3 Million Construction Grant to Joliet Public Library

May 27, 2022
Jesse White Awards $2.25 Million Construction Grant to Brown County Public Library District

May 27, 2022
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Memorial Day

May 26, 2022
Chicago Central Driver Services Facility to Close by End of Business on Friday, May 27
Reopening scheduled for July 5 in new location across the street

May 24, 2022
Jesse White Announces Spotlight Awards For Outstanding Adult Learners and Volunteer Tutors

May 24, 2022
Jesse White Announces Winners of “Letters About Literature in Illinois” Contest
Winners from Glenview, Lincolnwood and Skokie

May 18, 2022
Pekin Driver Services Facility Reopening May 19 After Completion of Construction Project Expands Facility by 50%

May 12, 2022
Chicago South and Lombard Driver Services Facilities Closed Due to Air Conditioning Issues
Check the website at ilsos.gov for further updates

April

April 22, 2022
Jesse White Honors Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners

April 21, 2022
Jesse White Encourages Vehicle Owners to Observe Earth Day by Signing Up to Receive Online Reminder Notices for License Plate Sticker Renewals
Initiative reduces the use of paper and saves state $1.4 million annually

April 15, 2022
Pekin Driver Services Facility Undergoing Construction Project to Expand Size by 50%
Facility set to close temporarily April 21 for the construction and will reopen in mid-May

April 15, 2022
Jesse White Announces 21,000 Historic Photos Now Accessible Online

April 8, 2022
Jesse White Announces 18th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Entry forms are now available; Deadline is June 30

April 5, 2022
Jesse White Unveils New Organ/Tissue Donation Campaign
Highlights five-organ transplant recipient Phillip Hanks story

April 1, 2022
Jesse White Urges Motoring Public to Avoid Distracted Driving
Secretary of State Police conducting patrols as April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March

March 18, 2022
Jesse White Awards More Than $1.4 Million in Grants to School Libraries

March 11, 2022
Jesse White Extending Driver’s License and ID Card Expiration Dates until July 31, 2022
Encourages the public to conduct business online at ilsos.gov

February

February 28, 2022
Jesse White Recognizes State Leaders in a Video honoring African American Heritage Month
Honorees include Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson and Apostolic Church of God Pastor Dr. Byron Brazier

February 23, 2022
Robinson Driver Services Facility to Close Permanently
New, larger facility to open on March

February 18, 2022
Jesse White Encourages Motorists to Renew their License Plate Stickers Online

February 17, 2022
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Presidents' Day

February 10, 2022
Secretary of State to Provide Driver and Vehicle Services at Chicago Auto Show

February 9, 2022
Secretary of State Offices to Close for Lincoln’s Birthday

February 2, 2022
Secretary of State Springfield Offices and Many Central and Southern Illinois Driver Services Facilities to be Closed Thursday Due to Winter Storm
Check the website at ilsos.gov for the status of facilities in your area

February 2, 2022
Some Secretary of State Driver Services Facilities Closed Due to Winter Storm
Check the website at ilsos.gov for the status of facilities in your area

January

January 20, 2022
Chicago Heights Driver Services Facility to Reopen Tuesday, January 25
Temporary facility at Prairie State College has been closed

January 20, 2022
Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to Reopen Jan. 24

January 13, 2022
Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to Remain Closed an Additional Week due to Continued High Numbers of COVID-19 Cases Statewide – Reopening Jan. 24
Online services remain open

January 13, 2022
Jesse White Awards Nearly $6 Million to Libraries Focused on Pandemic Recovery