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Illinois DMV shutdowns begin Monday due to COVID outbreak – NBC Chicago

Illinois driver services facilities and the Secretary of State’s departments that were originally scheduled to be closed for two weeks in January due to the high number of COVID-19 cases will remain closed for an additional week, officials said Thursday. responsible.

Although online services will remain open on the Illinois Secretary of State’s website, in-person transactions will not be completed until January 24, Secretary of State Jesse White said in a press release. .

“After careful consideration and out of caution, we have decided to extend the closure of offices and driver services for one week,” White said. “The health and safety of employees and the public remain my top priority, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the spread of the virus.”

The telephone number for the driver and vehicle services hotline will also remain open during the closed period at 800-252-8980.

White’s office has announced that some commercial driver’s license facilities will reopen for in-person transactions starting Jan. 18, including locations in Rockford, Springfield and Marion.

Residents are reminded that they can visit the Secretary of State’s website for online services, including

-Renewal of a license plate sticker

-Renew a driver’s license or ID card for those who qualify (residents can call 217-785-1424 to confirm eligibility or to receive a PIN)

– Obtaining a duplicate driving license or identity card

– Obtaining an extract from the driver’s file

White recalled that all expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards have been extended until March 31, 2022. The extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses and CDL learner’s licenses.

NBC Chicago

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