News 2022

May

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