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Lawmakers Weigh Measure Giving Four-Time DUI Convicts Another Chance

Two of Illinois’ strongest allies in fighting drunken driving were somewhat in disagreement a proposal to give drivers with four drunk driving convictions a chance go get their license back.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

Undocumented In Illinois Can Apply For Driver’s License

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is gearing up to begin approving drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants.

10/29/2013

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Jesse White To Run For Record Fifth Term As Secretary Of State

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced he’s seeking a record-breaking fifth term in office, and for the moment, he’s running without any opposition.

09/12/2013

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House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Jesse White Urges More African Americans To Become Organ Donors

White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2013

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Non-Profit Holds Christmas Party For At-Risk Kids

Non-profit charity Dreams For Kids is hosting the celebration at the Broadway Armory for more than 1,300 at-risk children.

12/22/2012

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims Of Drunk Driving

There are about 40,000 drunk driving arrests in Illinois each year.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White helped organize his 48th annual holiday food giveaway, distributing hams and turkeys to the elderly and families in need. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White Helps Distribute Holiday Food To Needy, Elderly

It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

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White: Lawmakers Should Do ‘Whatever They Can’ To Kick Smith Out Again

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. Smith

Former state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.

CBS 2–11/03/2012

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State Investigating Scam Targeting Illinois Corporations

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office said Wednesday that about 200 corporations – many of them small businesses – have been caught up in a scam that looks official.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2012

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Secretary Of State Seeks To Eliminate Court Supervision For Drivers In Deadly Crashes

Kill someone with your car, and get a real punishment — that’s the idea behind new proposed legislation in Illinois that could take court supervision off the table in crashes that result in fatalities.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White: ‘Going To Do All We Can’ To Defeat Smith’s Bid To Regain Seat

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith’s former House seat.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2012

Patricia McNamara died in this McHenry County accident. (courtesy: Mark Dinos)

2 Investigators: Distracted Driver Gets Leniency After Fatal Wreck

The family of a woman killed in a 2011 traffic accident is angry that the driver who caused the wreck got off relatively easy, even though he allegedly was using his phone at the time. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

08/27/2012

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Authorities Bust Up Auto Theft Ring, Arrest 21

Investigators say they have cracked the case of an auto theft ring that stole some 200 vehicles in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

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Governor Signs Laws To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Fraud

Illinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Secretary Of State: Rep. Smith Not Stepping Down Because He Needs Money

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is renewing his call for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to step down, and says the lawmaker would have done so if not for the paycheck.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. Smith

An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Lawmakers Taking Steps That Could Oust Rep. Smith

The Illinois legislature is moving forward with an investigation of State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), a process that could potentially lead to his ouster from the General Assembly over his arrest on federal bribery charges.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Jesse White Calls For Rep. Smith To Resign; GOP Wants Probe

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

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