Illinois driver facilities to reopen first week of June

Driver Services centers will open June 1 and 2 for new drivers, people with expired licenses and IDs and people making vehicle transactions, the Secretary of State’s website said.

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The Secretary of State’s office in Deerfield.

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The Illinois Secretary of State’s office will be opening Driver Services centers in a limited capacity starting the first week of June.

Driver Services centers will open June 1 and 2 for new drivers, people with expired licenses and IDs and people making vehicle transactions, Secretary of State Jesse White’s office said. These facilities will be open with expanded hours until July 31.

Facilities in Chicago will open June 1, with centers in the rest of the state following on June 2, White’s office said. However, locations at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, and Chicago Loop Express, 69 W. Washington, will not reopen until July 1, as those offices are in buildings that are still shut down.

“Throughout this pandemic, my commitment has been to do everything we can to help protect the health and safety of our residents and my employees, while providing services to the people of Illinois,” said Secretary of State Jesse White. “This reopening plan adheres to this commitment.”

Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, IDs and vehicle registrations have been extended to at least 90 days after the statewide disaster proclamation ends, White’s office said. The federal deadline to get a REAL ID was also pushed back to Oct. 1, 2021.

Driver Services centers were closed March 16 in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Illinoisans can find information on the centers using the Secretary of State’s Facility Finder and use cyberdriveillinois.com to replace and renew registrations, driver’s licenses and IDs.

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