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Illinois Secretary of State - Jesse White

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 213 State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217.782.2201
Fax: 217.785.0358
TDD Phone: 800.252.2904
Toll Free Phone: 800.252.8980
Website: http://www.sos.state.il.us/
Contact Person:

Jesse White - Secretary of State

  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Secretary of State
Description: The Secretary of State's office provides direct service to more Illinois citizens than any other public agency. The office issues vehicle license plates and titles, registers corporations, enforces the Illinois Securities Act, investigates vehicle theft and odometer fraud, licenses drivers and maintains driver records. As State Librarian, the Secretary of State oversees the State Library and literacy programs, and as State Archivist, he maintains records of legal or historic value.
Phone: 217.782.2201
Website: www.sos.state.il.us/

Service/program name: Senior Services
Description: Programs for seniors includes: Rules of the Road Review Course, Veteran's Affairs, Disability Placards or Plates, Speaker's Bureau, Super Seniors Program, and Circuit Breaker. Check out our website for more information.
Website: www.sos.state.il.us/

Service/program name: Kids Services
Description: Services for kids include: Organ and Tissue Donation - KIDZ Space, State Capital & Symbols Coloring Book, Project, Next Generation, KIDSINVEST, Summer Reading. Check out our website for more information.
Website: www.sos.state.il.us/

Service/program name: Driver's Education
Description: Program's include: High School Driver's Ed, Instruction Permits, Graduated Driver's License, Rules of the Road, Commercial Driver Training,Cooperative Driver Testing Program, Driver's License, Safer State with .08, Deadbeats Don't Drive, Keep Me In A Safe Seat, Use It & Lose It, Traffic Safety, Safe Driver Renewal, Driver Education Resources, Illinois State Board of Education. Check out our website for more information on these programs and services.
Website: www.sos.state.il.us/

Service/program name: Literacy Program
Description: The Literacy Mission

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White dedicates $7.7 million of his FY03 budget to support literacy efforts throughout Illinois. The mission of Secretary White’s Literacy Office is to enable agencies in Illinois to offer services to help Illinois adults and their families who read at the lowest levels to increase their reading ability in English. According to the Adult Literacy Survey conducted in 1992, about 4 million adults in Illinois lack the basic reading, math, writing or language skills to function effectively at home, at work and in the community. Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is committed to providing literacy program services that will enable Illinois citizens to fully participate in the family, work and community roles they enjoy. To this end, the Illinois State Library Literacy Office administers competitive grant programs that provide basic literacy services to enhance reading, math, writing or language skills for targeted program participants. These direct service grants are awarded through an annual competitive application process. The Office also supports the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline, 1-800-321-9511, a statewide referral system that links prospective students or volunteer tutors to local literacy and adult education programs. Check out our website for further information.

Website: www.sos.state.il.us/

Service/program name: Organ & Tissue Donation
Description: Programs include: KIDZ Space, Chris Klug's Story, Organ & Tissue Donor in the Classroom, Test Your Donor I.Q., Facts About Organ & Tissue Donor, etc. Check out our website for more information.
Website: www.sos.state.il.us/
  General Information:
Description: Issues driver licenses and registers vehicles. Promotes organ donation awareness, oversees the Illinois State Library, and administers the state's literacy efforts.

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