Jesse White http://wuis.org en 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