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Driver services facilities closed through December 7

Driver’s licenses and ID card expirations will be extended until June 1, 2021, many services available online

Information provided by the Illinois Secretary of State

LANSING, Ill. (November 20, 2020) – Driver services facilities statewide are currently closed for in-person transactions  and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary of State Jesse White is encouraging the public to take advantage of online services.

In an effort to reduce facility visits for in-person service, White has expanded online renewals for driver’s licenses and ID cards. Not everyone qualifies for online services, including those who are required to pass a written or road test. For qualifying drivers, if your driver’s license or ID card expired between Feb. 1, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021, you will receive a letter with a unique PIN needed to renew online. This letter will be sent in December 2020 or January 2021. If the driver’s license or ID card expires after Feb. 1, 2021, the individual will receive the PIN letter approximately 90 days before the expiration date. For more information on determining whether an individual qualifies for online renewal, visit and click on “Read more on how to renew your driver’s license or ID card online” near the top of the main page.

White has announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards will be extended until June 1, 2021. This June 1, 2021, extension also includes those who have February, March, April and May 2021 expiration dates. As a result, expired driver’s licenses and ID cards will remain valid until June 1, 2021. CDL (Commercial Driver License) holders and commercial learner’s permit holders are excluded from this extension due to federal requirements.

As White noted, many transactions with the Secretary of State’s office may be conducted online at, some of which include:

  • Renewing a license plate sticker
  • Renewing a valid driver’s license for qualifying drivers
  • Renewing a valid ID card for those age 22-64 (seniors 65 and older have free, non-expiring IDs)
  • Obtaining a driver record abstract
  • Filing Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports
  • Customers with issues involving administrative hearings may contact [email protected].

White noted that 18 CDL (Commercial Driver License) facilities will remain open for CDL written and road exams. These CDL facilities include:

Bradley, 1111 Blatt St.; Charleston, 1010 E. St.; Danville/Tilton, #5 Southgate; DeKalb, 1360 Oakwood St.; Elk Grove Village, 650 Roppolo Dr.; Marion, 1905 Rendleman St.; Mascoutah, 9221 Beller Dr.; Moline/Silvis, 2001 Fifth St., Ste. #10; Olney, 1302 S. West St.; Peoria, 3311 N. Sterling Ave., #12; Princeton, 225 Backbone Rd. East; Quincy, 2512 Locust St.; Rantoul, 421 S. Murray Rd.; Rockford, 4734 Baxter Rd.; Salem, 1375 W. Whittaker St.; South Holland, 41 W. 162nd St.; Springfield, 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.; and West Chicago, 1280 Powis Rd.

CDL driving tests are by appointment only by calling 217-785-3013.

White also announced that seven facilities will be offering drive-through services for license plate sticker transactions ONLY. These facilities were selected due to the configuration of the buildings that allowed for drive-through transactions. The seven drive-through facilities are: Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave.; Chicago West, 5301 W. Lexington St.; Rockford-Central, 3720 E. State St.; Macomb, 466 Deer Rd.; Springfield, Dirksen 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway; Danville/Tilton, #5 Southgate; and Chicago South (opens Nov. 19), 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been the only government agency open statewide offering in-person transactions,” White said. “We have remained committed to serving the public. Protecting the health and safety of our residents is my top priority, and this is the guiding principle of our decision-making.”

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Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS)
Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS)
As the second-largest constitutional office, the Office of the Secretary of State is an important resource for educating citizens about issues including anti-drunk driving, traffic safety, school bus safety, securities fraud, literacy, and organ/tissue donation. The Lansing Journal receives news releases from the Secretary of State's office and republishes those that impact our community.