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Secretary Of State Offices Including Driver Services Closed An Additional Week

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will keep driver service facilities closed an additional week—until January 24th. All Secretary of State departments, including driver services facilities, will resume conducting in-person transactions Monday, January 24th due to the continued high numbers of COVID cases. Originally, the Secretary of State offices were set to open on January 17th. 


White noted that three Commercial Driver’s License facilities will open on Tuesday, January 18th for in-person CDL services only.  The CDL facilities aren’t in the listening area except for Springfield at 2701 South Dirksen Parkway. 


Secretary White is encouraging the public to visit ilsos.gov for online services. SOS Spokesperson Henry Haupt says that online transactions can be done through il.sos.gov.



Online transactions remain open for all departments to conduct office services including, but not limited to renewing 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, obtaining a driver record abstract, or file business service documents.  If you want to renew your driver’s license you are encouraged to call 217-785-1424 to confirm your eligibility and obtain a pin.


Haupt says driver's licenses have been extended.



Secretary White has extended all driver’s licenses and ID card expiration dates to March 31st, 2022. Expiration dates for CDL’s have been extended to January 31st for CDL’s and CLP’s with expiration dates between November 1, 2021, and January 31st, 2022. The US Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3rd, 2023. 


For more information visit ilsos.gov.

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