The facilities impacted include Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave., Chicago South, 9901 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago West, 5301 W. Lexington Ave., Diversey Express, 4642 W. Diversey Ave. and Lockport, 1029 E. 9th St. in Lockport.READ MORE: DuPage County Advises Masks In All Public Indoor Spaces, With COVID Transmission At Substantial Levels
More than 700,000 driver’s licenses and ID cards, and more than 1.9 million vehicle registrations are currently expired in Illinois, more than two months after Gov. JB Pritzker issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
All Driver Services Facilities will be open June 2nd as planned.READ MORE: Illinois Secretary Of State's Office Closes Deerfield Driver Services Facility Due To COVID-19 Cases Among Staff
“Out of an abundance of caution because of announced lockdowns in the city of Chicago and after conferring with law enforcement, driver services facilities are being closed to protect the public and employees,” officials said in a written statement.
For the first two months they are open, through July 31, facilities will be open only for new drivers, people with expired driver’s licenses and ID cards, and for vehicle transactions such as license plate stickers and vehicle titles.MORE NEWS: 'This Is Just The Beginning': Minority Owned Businesses Await The Opening Of The Dispensary Lottery
The Chicago Heights branch will remain closed because of fire damage. The cause of the fire is not known and is under investigation.