Illinois Secretary of State

The Illinois Secretary of State is reminding taxpayers if an investment opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Jesse White opened a campaign Monday to encourage people to investigate potential investments before handing over money. White says investment fraud costs Illinois residents millions of dollars each year.

Most incidents involve advisers and salespeople who are not licensed to sell securities or offer investment advice.

Illinois Libraries Receive $15 Million

Feb 10, 2015

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White awarded millions of dollars in grants to public libraries. White says the $15 million comes from the Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid grants. 

The money is going to libraries and will help serve 12 million patrons with access to materials, equipment, technology and other resources. The grant program is authorized by state law, and is designed to help qualifying libraries with a low tax base reach a minimum level for services.

Illinois Secretary of State

UPDATED: 6:03 a.m., Nov. 13

Drivers' license facilities across Illinois are up and running again after a computer glitch Wednesday.

Sec. of State spokesman Henry Haupt says the mainframe computer in Springfield wasn't properly communicating with and recording data entered from the terminals at the facilities. It's fixed now, and Haupt says there are no security concerns.

Customers who couldn't be served without a computer were given courtesy cards they could use on their next visit to get expedited service.

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New Disabled Parking Rules For 2014

Dec 19, 2013
Sec. of State

Illinois wants to crack down on those who abuse the handicapped parking system. A new state law that takes effect January 1st creates tougher requirements for free parking in spots that have meters.