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Motorists who have been unable to visit a driver services facility to renew their driver’s licenses and purchase vehicle stickers will be able to attend a free mobile unit event, sponsored by state Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) and state Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) in partnership with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.
The free event will be available to motorists Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chicago Heights Park District, 1400 Chicago Road.
The Chicago Heights driver services facility at 570 W. 209th St. has been closed since it was damaged by fire on May 31.
“Currently, Chicago Heights motorists do not have a convenient location for accessing DMV services,” Joyce said. “I’m pleased to partner with the secretary of state’s office and Rep. DeLuca to give drivers a safe and convenient way to renew and pay fees while the DMV is unavailable.”
The unit operates like a Department of Motor Vehicles office and offers driver’s license renewals, identification cards and license plate stickers. Attendees must wear face coverings, and social distancing rules must be followed.
"I urge my constituents to take advantage of this mobile Department of Motor Vehicle opportunity," DeLuca said.
Joyce reminds residents that REAL ID services will not be available at the mobile unit. The deadline to obtain a REAL ID has been extended an additional year to Oct. 1, 2021.
In addition, Joyce invites local veterans to utilize this event to add a veteran’s designation to their driver’s license or state ID.
For veteran designation, residents must bring their DD-214 or NAF 13038. For more information about veteran ID services, call the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-437-9824.
Joyce said he intends to host another mobile unit event in December.
For more information, contact Joyce’s office at SenatorPatrickJoyce.com or call 708-756-0882.