Hate your driver's license photo? One Illinois secretary of state candidate wants to offer a redo.
Available for order online at a premium of $69 each, $25 goes to public schools in the program made law in 2002. Since taking effect in 2010, the program has produced just over $13 million for schools.
The Illinois Secretary of State's office also plans to expand a program to let people renew their driver’s license or ID card online, by phone or by mail through February.
Valencia, 36, announced her candidacy June 7 for Illinois secretary of state. Since then, she has been on a months-long statewide tour to promote her campaign, stopping Monday at Milltown Coffee in Moline to talk about her goals for the office.
Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia is ready for bigger things.
"Whatever you may read in the press, Democrats in Illinois are united," said Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association President Kristina Zahorik. "There's too much at stake to be divided."
The new policy comes a day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered workers in state prisons, veterans homes and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated by Oct. 4.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is promising changes after continued long lines at facilities focused on driver's licenses and identification cards.
The number of new coronavirus cases in Illinois increased by nearly 50% during the week ending Friday compared with the previous week, state health officials said, the latest sign of a fourth wave of infections.
SPRINGFIELD — All employees and customers at Illinois Secretary of State driver-services facilities statewide, as well as everyone working in and visiting public areas of the Capitol Complex in Springfield, will be required to wear masks beginning Monday.
The announcement came as the state reported 2,082 new COVID-19 cases, the most since May 7, and the case positivity rate rose to 4 percent, the highest since April 19.
“Don’t think that just because on some given day we don’t have a mitigation in place that we can’t, as a result of the significant rise in cases, decide that it it time for people to put on masks,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.
Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday morning that all driver service facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building will require employees and customers to wear a mask again starting Monday, Aug. 2.
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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has reached an agreement with a coalition of advocacy organizations to settle a lawsuit that alleged his office botched the rollout of automatic voter registration.
The Secretary of State's office has given drivers leeway in renewing their licenses and identification cards during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias on Friday received the backing of Teamsters Joint Council 25, a significant show of support as he continues to try to consolidate union support more than a year ahead of the Democratic primary contest for secretary of state.
In 2019, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said he would not seek reelection in 2022 — for real, this time.
Members of the state’s task force on statues and monuments discussed ways to relocate the Springfield statue of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and improve the statue’s image in the context of King’s legacy in Illinois.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is warning state residents to be on the lookout for email and text scams claiming to be from his office.
Former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has received the endorsement of the politically influential Service Employees International Union State Council in his bid to gain the Democratic nomination for secretary of state to replace retiring Jesse White.
A state House task force continued its discussion about reevaluating controversial statues and whether new monuments commemorating minorities should be added to the state Capitol grounds.
Former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias won the endorsement of Democratic county officials from 26 downstate counties in his bid for the Democratic nomination to replace Jesse White as secretary of state next year.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced on Thursday $18 million in construction grants for four Illinois libraries.