Jesse White http://wuis.org en Power Outage Caused Secretary Of State Computers To Go Down Thursday http://wuis.org/post/power-outage-caused-secretary-state-computers-go-down-thursday <p>The Illinois Secretary of State office's main computer briefly stopped working, halting transactions for about three hours.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:44:18 +0000 Associated Press 27648 at http://wuis.org Power Outage Caused Secretary Of State Computers To Go Down Thursday Illinois Capitol Police Face Elimination http://wuis.org/post/illinois-capitol-police-face-elimination <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers continue to hear dire scenarios for the state budget if they do not vote to extend the five-percent income tax rate. The latest threatened cuts include the entire state Capitol Police force.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Capitol Police Department was established less than 10 years ago, after a deranged man shot and killed an unarmed security officer.</span></p><p>The shooting led to the installation of metal detectors and x-ray machines, and hiring sworn, armed law enforcement personnel.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:24:27 +0000 Brian Mackey 24012 at http://wuis.org Illinois Capitol Police Face Elimination Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers http://wuis.org/post/top-republicans-propose-term-limits-governor-other-executive-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two of Illinois' top Republicans want to limit how long someone can stay on as governor of Illinois. But they only have about two weeks to get the proposed constitutional amendment through the General Assembly.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23659 at http://wuis.org Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers Businesses: LLC Fee Drop A Drop In The Bucket http://wuis.org/post/businesses-llc-fee-drop-drop-bucket <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There are more than 200,000 limited liability corporations operating in Illinois. The governor has a proposal he says will add more. But&nbsp;business groups are skeptical it will help.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To file as an LLC in Illinois, you have to pay the state at least $500.</span></p><p>During his state of the state address, Gov. Pat Quinn proposed lowering the fee to $39.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:05:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18193 at http://wuis.org Businesses: LLC Fee Drop A Drop In The Bucket 1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers Licenses http://wuis.org/post/1200-immigrants-get-illinois-drivers-licenses <p>Hundreds of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver's licenses.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Illinois Secretary of State's office says more than 1,200 immigrants have<br />received licenses since December under a new state law.<br />&nbsp;<br />Immigrants can currently take license tests at 14 locations across the state.<br />Secretary of States spokesman Dave Druker says 36 locations will offer license<br />tests by the end of the month.<br />&nbsp;<br />The licenses are valid for three years and may be used only for driving. They Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:30:40 +0000 Associated Press 16987 at http://wuis.org 1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers Licenses Can This Man Beat Illinois' Most Popular Politician? http://wuis.org/post/can-man-beat-illinois-most-popular-politician <p>Illinois' longtime secretary of state finally has at least one challenger in next year's election. Republican Mike Webster says he'll take on Democrat Jesse White.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:19:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 13311 at http://wuis.org Can This Man Beat Illinois' Most Popular Politician? Interview: Secretary of State Jesse White http://wuis.org/post/interview-secretary-state-jesse-white <p></p><p>Jesse White was first elected Secretary of State in 1998 - a position he's running for again in 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>The Chicago Democrat told Amanda Vinicky that's what's determining his stance on the race at the top of the ballot, as Governor Pat Quinn faces primary opposition from Bill Daley. &nbsp;</p><p>But before they talked politics, White told Vinicky about why he believes three new laws the governor signed Monday, August 5th will make the roads safer:</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:51:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6815 at http://wuis.org Interview: Secretary of State Jesse White 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action http://wuis.org/post/70-mph-cell-phone-ban-bills-await-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer.&nbsp; But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.</span></p><p></p><p>Two of the new laws apply to people who've already had traffic troubles, l<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ike one named after 15-year-old Kelsey Little, who was seriously hurt in 2011 when she was hit by a teen just learning how to drive.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:51:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6793 at http://wuis.org 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action