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Illinois Secretary of State Says Be Patient

Illinois Secretary of State

As Illinois begins to re-open after the long lockdown, employees of the Secretary of State will be very busy. As they open this week, Driver Services Facilities are expecting a flood of customers.

Spokeswoman Beth Kaufman says more than 700,000 drivers licenses and state I-D cards have expired since March, and nearly 2 million vehicle registrations.

"We know there's going to be a high volume coming to the facilities so we're asking that people consider going online, taking advantage of that 90-day extension, and if you do go to the facility please be patient."

Credit Illinois Secretary of State

She says for the first two months, Secretary of State facilities will only serve new drivers, and people with expired licenses and registrations. People coming in will be required to wear masks, and during driving tests employees will also wear face shields.

To avoid long lines and long waits, Kaufman says go online, or better yet, wait a little while because there's an automatic 90-day extension for licenses and registrations as a result of the pandemic.

Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Facilities are located in Silvis, Aledo, Kewanee, Galesburg, Monmouth, Sterling, Princeton, Dixon, Galena, and Peoria.

And the website is cyber drive illinois dot com (cyberdriveillinois.com).

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.