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Driver-service facilities to expand hours June 1
2020-05-25

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his office's reopening plan —starting June 1—with the first two months focused on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver's licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions.

Currently, there are more than 700,000 expired driver's licenses/ID cards and 1.9 million expired vehicle registrations.

Changes are as follows:

—Monday through Saturday facilities ( Chicago North, Chicago South and Chicago West ) will open Monday, June 1. Expanded hours of operations are Monday 7:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

—Tuesday through Saturday facilities ( Chicagoland suburban area ) will open Tuesday, June 2. Expanded hours of operation for Chicagoland area facilities are Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

—Tuesday through Saturday facilities ( all Driver Services facilities statewide outside Chicago metro area ) will open Tuesday, June 2. Hours of operation are Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon.

[Note: For the first two months through July 31, these facilities will ONLY serve new drivers ( most will be 16-year-old driver applicants ); customers with expired driver's licenses and ID cards; and vehicle transactions.]

Also, White is reminding customers that his office extended expiration dates by at least 90 days after the governor's June 1 disaster proclamation executive order ends. This extension will ensure driver's licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations remain valid and will help alleviate the initial rush of customers visiting the reopened facilities.

In addition, White reminded the public that the federal government extended the REAL ID deadline by one year, until Oct. 1, 2021.

See CyberDriveIllinois.com .


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