CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois drivers can still get their vehicle registrations renewed online, even without a required emissions test.
A viewer reached out to CBS 2, wondering why the state would require an emissions test at an approved testing site “in the midst of a pandemic.”READ MORE: First Case Of Brazil Variant Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Illinois
She pointed to closures of some testing sites due to COVID-19.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
CBS 2 reached out to the Secretary of State’s office and learned they agree with our viewer. In fact, they have been renewing vehicle registrations, even for drivers without an emissions test.
We informed our viewer that she could go online right now and renew her registration, without that test. She called back a few minutes later, and sure enough, it worked.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are Relief Payments Bad For The Economy?
The Secretary of State’s office tells us the waiver is scheduled to expire March 1. If you were due for an emissions test this year, you will need to complete that requirement next year prior to getting your license plate renewal sticker.