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.
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.
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.
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.
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.