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Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of State

Benton Richardson, the Illinois Secretary of State since 2011, announced his resignation from his position on January 3.

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Appointments will be required at many Illinois Secretary of State facilities in the Chicago area for multiple transactions, including Illinois driver's license and state ID card services, beginning in September. (Source:

Beginning the first week of September, customers must make an appointment to visit these three Driver Services facilities: Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave., on Sept. 1; Chicago West, 5301 W. Lexington St., on Sept. 2; and Chicago South, 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on Sept. 3. (Source: www.nbcchicago.com)

Some facilities, including those in rural Illinois facilities, will not require appointments. Others will remain accessible to walk-in customers, including Deerfield, Elgin, Chicago Central (James R. Thompson Center) and the temporary facility at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. (Source: www.nbcchicago.com)

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For more information about online driver's license or ID renewal, and to find out if you qualify to renew online, visit cyberdriveillinois.com and click on "Read more on how to renew your driver's license or ID card online" near the top of your page. (Source: abc7chicago.com)

For more information about online driver's license or ID renewal, and to find out if you qualify to renew online, visit cyberdriveillinois.com and click on "Read more on how to renew your driver's license or ID card online" near the top of your page. (Source: abc7chicago.com)

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By statute, the Illinois Secretary of State is tasked with the duty of issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers, effectively making the Secretary of State's office the department of motor vehicles, though that phrase is not used in Illinois. Enforcement of these duties has made the Secretary of State's office a key bureau in the enforcement of laws against driving under the influence. Illinois is one of only two states to put the secretary of state in charge of driver services, the other being Michigan.

The Secretary of State before White was George H. Ryan, a Republican from Kankakee, Illinois. He held the office from 1991 to 1999, when he became Governor of Illinois. Ryan's tenure as Secretary of State led to his downfall in the "licenses for bribes" scandal: after a major automobile accident in Wisconsin that killed six children, investigators discovered that unqualified truck drivers were receiving drivers licenses in exchange for bribes. Ryan chose not to run for re-election in 2002, and in 2006, he was convicted of fraud, including using his authority as Secretary of State to end his office's internal investigation after it discovered the scheme. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

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