Baxter Rd. CDL services resume Jan. 18

Other Secretary of State facilities to re-open Jan. 24
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Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 4:01 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) facilities will open on Tuesday, Jan. 18, for in-person CDL services only. The CDL facilities are: Rockford at 4734 Baxter Rd., Springfield at 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy. and Marion at 1905 Rendelman St.

Due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announces that all Secretary of State departments – including Driver Services facilities – will resume in-person transactions Monday, Jan. 24.

“The health and safety of employees and the public remains my top priority, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. We are pleased to see what appears to be the beginning of a downswing in COVID-19 cases and, if this trend continues, we will reopen Jan. 24 for face-to-face transactions.”

The initial suspension in service began Jan. 3, 2022, and was slated through Jan. 17, 2022, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

White encourages residents to utilize the S.O.S. website for online services while the department is closed. Online transactions will remain open for all services including license plate sticker renewal, driver’s license or ID card renewal and obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card.

The Drivers and Vehicles Services hotline phone number will remain open at 800-252-8980. White also reminds motorists that regular driver’s license and ID card expiration dates are extended to March 31, 2022. Commercial driver’s licenses and CDL learner’s permits are not included in the extension.

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