CHICAGO (AP) — People with
a soon-to-expire Illinois driver’s li- cense or state ID card are in luck: You have an extra three months to get your card renewed.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says expiration dates are being extended an additional three months, from Jan. 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022. But he says this will be the final extension from his office, and it doesn’t ap- ply to commercial driver’s licenses or commercial learner’s permits.
White said Friday that his office has continued to serve the public “in a safe and re- sponsible manner” during the pandemic. But he says the extension is necessary “to ad- dress the heavy customer vol- ume caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through expanded online services and the intro- duction of appointments at select Driver Services facilities.”
White also reminded people that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ex- tended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.