Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday that expiration dates for driver's licenses and ID's have been extended - for the last time.

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Now you have until March 31, 2022 to renew your Illinois license or state ID.

The extension does not apply to Commercial Driver's Licenses, or CDL's or CDL learner's permits.

“During the pandemic, my office has continued to serve the public, including face-to-face transactions, in a safe and responsible manner,” said White. “This extension is necessary as my office continues to address the heavy customer volume caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through expanded online services and the introduction of appointments at select Driver Services facilities."

White also addressed measures his office has taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic to lessen the number of people who visit the Secretary of State facilities around the state.

Among the measures are requiring appointments at select Driver Service offices for behind the wheel road tests, REAL ID's, standard driver's licenses and ID cards and expanding access to various Secretary of State services my mail, by phone or online.

Also, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline for federal REAL ID's to May 3, 2023.

For more information on the services available through the Illinois Secretary of State's office, go to

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