Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday all Secretary of State departments, including driver services facilities, will remain closed for in-person business until Jan. 24 due to COVID. Facilities operating on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule will reopen Jan. 25.

“After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to extend the closures of offices and Driver Services facilities an additional week ... due to the continued high number of COVID-19 cases,” White said in a statement. “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.”

White said three Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) facilities will open Jan. 18 only for in-person CDL services. The CDL facilities are in Rockford, Springfield and Marion.

The secretary of state encourages the public to visit for online services, which remain open for all departments.

Those services include but are not limited to renewing a license plate sticker and renewing a driver’s license or identification card for those who qualify. Call 217-785-1424 to confirm eligibility or to obtain a PIN. Online services include obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or identification card or a driver record abstract.

The Drivers and Vehicles Services hotline number remains open at 800-252-8980.

White extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to March 31. He extended the expiration dates for CDLs and commercial learner's permits (CLPs) until Jan. 31, for CDLs and CLPs with expiration dates between Nov. 1, 2021, and Jan. 31, 2022.