New Secretary of State visits driver center in McLean County

For the first time 1999, a Secretary of State other than Jesse White paid a visit to a McLean...
For the first time 1999, a Secretary of State other than Jesse White paid a visit to a McLean County Driver Center.(25 News)
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 9:12 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) -The new year begins with a change at the DMV for the first time in two dozen years.

Jesse White has retired and his replacement, Alexi Giannoulias visited the driver facility in Bloomington Thursday.

He talked about trying to reduce wait times with measures like digital ID’s and licenses, plus a way to skip the line.

”I couldn’t be more excited about the work that everyone in the Secretary of State’s office does. And I’m very excited about the modernization we’re going to bring, new technology,” Giannoulias said.

Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias visited the Bloomington driver services office on...
Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias visited the Bloomington driver services office on West Market Street on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023(25 News Now)

The new secretary of state did not offer a timeline for the modernization.

But he did say he’s open to the potential of driving simulators rather than behind the wheel driving, to some degree.