Illinois EPA offers expanded hours for emissions testing

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information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 7, 2020) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will offer extended hours at all 12 centralized vehicle emissions testing locations through August 31. The Agency is reminding motorists to test according to the phased-in testing schedule (included below) to reduce lines and wait times.

“As more residents return to work, we are offering the extended testing hours in an effort to make vehicle emissions testing more convenient for our motorists during the busy summer months,” said EPA Director John J. Kim

The 12 centralized vehicle emissions testing locations are now offering extended testing hours on Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays to accommodate motorists who did not have their vehicles tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing hours for Wednesday through Friday will remain the same. Expanded hours at these facilities are as follows:

  • Saturdays – 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Normally 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Mondays and Tuesdays – 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Normally 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays – Fridays – Hours remain the same from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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. Motorists are asked to do their part and abide by the following:

  • Do not visit an Illinois Air Team testing location if you are currently under self-quarantine, in isolation, or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
  • One person per vehicle and no pets
  • Wear face coverings
  • Practice social distancing and follow the procedures in place at Illinois Air Team testing locations

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 testing.

Testing locations, regular and expanded hours, additional information, and updates are available on the Illinois Air Team website at http://illinoisairteam.net. Motorists may also call the Air Team Call Center at 844-258-9071. The expanded hours apply to the following locations:

  • 5231 W 70th Place, Bedford Park
  • 3824 W 159th Place, Markham
  • 3501 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet
  • 435 Weston Ridge Drive, Naperville
  • 425 S Lombard Road, Addison
  • 580 Bond Street, Lincolnshire
  • 2161 N Northwestern Avenue, Waukegan
  • 195 Liberty Road, Crystal Lake
  • 1675 Mitchell Blvd., Schaumburg
  • 3555 Jarvis Avenue, Skokie
  • 1000 E Chain of Rocks Road, Pontoon Beach
  • 4200 Trade Court, Swansea