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DMVs to reopen in Illinois

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Starting on Tuesday, June 2nd, DMV's all across Illinois will open.

You'll see obvious changes like no more seating areas, Plexiglas, social distancing guidelines, and masks on all employees.

The facilities will offer most of the same services with a few exceptions.

"We are limiting services for the first two months to those who have an expired driver's license or ID cards, New drivers, so primarily 16, 17-year-old who have never received a license and routine vehicle transactions," Henry Haupt, a spokesperson with the Secretary of State Office.

You can also get or renew your vehicle registration.

Right now in Illinois 1.9 million vehicle registrations are expired.

700,000 license and state IDs are expired.

Because of the backlog, the Secretary of State's office said to expect long lines and wait times.

"We are asking, if you have to visit a facility please be patient. We are expect potentially high volume. We're encouraging individuals if they can do business online, certainly you can renew a vehicle registration sticker online, they might want to consider that," said Haupt.

800,000 people have taken care of business online since the "Stay at Home" order went into place.

To help space out customers the state is giving drivers a 90 day grace period from June 1st to get their vehicles and IDs in order.

Alex Menke

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