Secretary of State

Illinois Organ Donation Registry Reaches Milestone

May 11, 2016

  Illinois' Secretary of State announced the state’s organ and tissue donor registry reached a milestone this week. 

Every year about 300 people die waiting for a transplant in Illinois.  

Secretary of State Jesse White says the number of people willing to donate their organs just hit 6 million registrants.

Last month was National "Donate Life" Month. 

Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker  says it's been a priority of the office to get people signed up.

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.

Rockford could get a new driver services facility to ease the impending closure of one on the city’s west side.