Jesse White

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. Her action sparked a boycott that ended when the Supreme Court struck down Alabama’s racial segregation laws.

A young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. led the boycott. Attending King’s church was a college student named Jesse White, now the Illinois Secretary of State.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says his office will suspend mailing reminder notices on renewing motor vehicle registrations because there's still no state budget.

White said Monday that interrupting the mailing service will save about $450,000 a month. 

White sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a letter last week warning of potential major problems at government facilities related to the budget standoff. He says vendors aren't being paid and are threatening to suspend services.

White also worries that utilities could be shut off at the state Capitol in Springfield.

Secretary Of State Jesse White Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Aug 21, 2015

For the first time in 20 years, Jesse White says he will not be seeking re-election as Illinois’s Secretary of State.

Jesse White’s storied career has taken him from playing for the Chicago Cubs to the U-S Army to the Jesse White Tumblers.

Even though he isn’t up for election for another 3 years, White announced at the State Fair Thursday he won’t be running again.

White has already appointed his political protégé Alderman Walter Burnett Jr to fill his spot as Democratic Committeeman.

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.

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