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Illinois EPA resumes vehicle emissions testing at Waukegan and Markham sites

Motorists asked to follow phased-in testing schedule

information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 16, 2020) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has resumed vehicle emissions testing this week at 2161 Northwestern Avenue, Waukegan, and 3824 West 159th Place, Markham. All other Illinois Air Team locations resumed operations on June 1, 2020. In addition, the Agency is asking that motorists with March vehicle registration expiration dates test in June.

The Waukegan and Markham locations had been utilized for COVID-19 drive-through testing as part of the ongoing efforts to provide COVID-19 testing. The State of Illinois was able to relocate the COVID-19 testing elsewhere, so the Waukegan and Markham vehicle testing stations can resume normal operations. To identify nearby testing locations, motorists may visit

As noted in earlier announcements, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office has extended vehicle registration expiration dates without penalty by at least 90 days, allowing motorists to wait to have their vehicles tested and renew vehicle registrations. With the extension of vehicle expiration dates, motorists who are not comfortable visiting an Illinois Air Team testing location at this time may test at a later date, or may have someone else bring the vehicle in for emissions testing.

In addition, Illinois EPA encourages those 65 and older, healthcare workers, first responders, and those with pre-existing health conditions to visit Illinois Air Team testing locations during the first testing hour of each day (8:00–9:00am Monday–Friday and 7:30–8:30am on Saturdays). Extensive precautions are in place at Illinois Air Team testing locations and follow Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines to protect motorists and staff.

Additional information and updates will be made available on the Illinois Air Team website at Motorists may also call the Air Team Call Center at 844-258-9071.

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