Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced yesterday that all Illinois Driver Services Facilities will remain closed through January 24.

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The announcement comes as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the state. All in-person transactions (includes driver's test, registrations, and liches renewals, will start up again on the 24th with facilities operating Tuesday - Saturday. There will be three Commerical Driver's License (CDL) facilities that will open on Tuesday, January 18 for in-person CDL services only. Those three facilities are located in Rockford, Springfield, and Marion.

White said,

“The health and safety of employees and the public remains my top priority, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. We are pleased to see what appears to be the beginning of a downswing in COVID-19 cases and, if this trend continues, we will reopen Jan. 24 for face-to-face transactions.”

Whits encourages drivers to utilize the online services for renewing g a license plate sticker, renewing a driver’s license or ID card for those who qualify. obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card. There is a hotline number the people can call which will remain open for those who have any questions about services needed, that number is 1-800-252-8980.

As a reminder, White has extended all driver’s licenses and ID card expiration date to March 31, 2022, and The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.

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