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  • Jesse White vows this will be his last term – again Sep 16, 2014 8:30 AM
    Democrat Jesse White, 80, of Chicago, says he's running for his fifth and final term as Illinois secretary of state in November. Challenger Michael Webster, a Hinsdale Republican attorney, CPA and father of four, wants to end White's tenure before that.

  • Michael (Mike) Webster: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:41 PM
    Candidate information for Michael (Mike) Webster, running for Secretary of state

  • Jesse White: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:40 PM
    Candidate information for Jesse White, running for Secretary of state

  • Naperville attorney jumps into secretary of state race Nov 18, 2013 6:15 PM
    A Republican school board president from DuPage County is taking on Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White in the 2014 election. Naperville attorney Mike Webster, who lives in Hinsdale, is president of the Cass School District 63 board.

  • New secretary of state facility opens in Des Plaines Nov 5, 2013 4:36 PM
    Tuesday marked the first day for a new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines, offering a host of services including license renewals, road tests and new license plate stickers. The office moved to the Oak Leaf Commons strip mall at 1468 Lee St., next to the Jewel-Osco, following the closure of its Niles location this spring.

  • Focus of 2014 Illinois campaign shifts to Republicans Sep 24, 2013 7:20 AM
    The drama in the 2014 campaign for Illinois' statewide offices shifted substantially after the withdrawal of former White House chief of staff Bill Daley from the Democratic primary for governor. The focus on the state's top job now switches to the Republican side, where a four-way primary again threatens to split the GOP's main voting blocs.

  • White says 5th term could be his last as secretary of state Sep 12, 2013 3:40 PM
    While the official re-election bid of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White came as no surprise Thursday, the Chicago Democrat who routinely sets records for support at the polls suggested it may be his last term in office.

  • $275 million more for Illinos roads this year Jan 1, 2013 10:07 PM
    Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan, according to a summary obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

  • Hoffman Estates fire pension board delays buying iPads Apr 4, 2012 10:44 AM
    A suburban firefighters pension board voted themselves new iPads on taxpayers' dime, the Secretary of State won't accept Visa cards at driver's license facilities, and Wauconda Township finds a way to keep a citizen's petition off the annual town meeting agenda. Catch up on some odds and ends that your tips dredged up in this latest Suburban Tax Watchdog column.

  • U. of Illinois hikes tuition by 4.8 percent Jan 19, 2012 6:21 PM
    The University of Illinois is expected to raise tuition for incoming students who start classes at its three campuses next year by 4.8 percent.

  • Jesse White says he’ll run again Aug 17, 2011 6:22 PM
    Democrat Jesse White announced Wednesday that he plans to run for a fifth term as Illinois secretary of state. Gov. Pat Quinn called White “our secretary of state forever.”

  • Topinka, Madigan, White all winners in state races Nov 3, 2010 12:06 AM
    Republicans were poised to take over two state offices on Tuesday, possibly clearing the way for a merger of the positions. Judy Baar Topinka overcome a slow start on Tuesday to win the race for Illinois comptroller.

  • “This will be it,” Jesse White says Oct 25, 2010 5:58 PM
    If re-elected, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, 76, says this will his final term in public office, capping a 34-year career in state politics. First, he'll have to defeat Republican challenger Robert Enriquez of Aurora and Libertarian challenger Josh Hanson of Naperville in the Nov. 2 election.

  • Secretary of State: White Oct 19, 2010 9:21 AM
    At age 76, Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White says this is his final campaign. Chicagoan White has overseen the office since 1999.

  • Ballot access lawsuit doesn't stop suburban election process Feb 8, 2011 11:43 AM
    Downstate county election commissions may be telling absentee voters to hold off in light of a pending ballot access lawsuit.

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