Appointments Now Required to Renew IL Driver’s License

The Illinois Secretary of State revealed several changes to the office last week. Those changes include operating hours at locations throughout the state and requiring appointments to be made ahead of time for services.

The new “Skip the Line” program promises to reduce wait time for Illinois residents by requiring appointments to renew driver’s licenses or deal with state ID business at more than 40 of the busiest drivers’ services facilities across the state. Customers seeking title and registration services, including license plate sticker renewals, will not be required to make appointments. In addition to driver’s licenses, REAL IDs and other state ID services, appointments will be required for in-car driving tests at the busiest facilities, which include all but one of those in Chicago and the suburbs.

A second change includes the operating hours for many driver’s services facilities. The change moves their days of operation from Tuesday through Saturday to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Only the sixteen facilities listed below will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave.

Chicago South, 9901 S. King Drive

Deerfield, 405 Lake Cook Road

Lombard, 837 S. Westmore Ave. B27.

Naperville, 931 W. 75th St., Suite 161

Schaumburg, 1227 E. Golf Road

Midlothian, 14434 S. Pulaski Road

Champaign, 2012 Round Barn Road

Granite City, 1810 Edison Ave.

Marion, 1905 Rendelman St.

Moline/Silvis, 2001 Fifth St., Suite 10, in Silvis.

Peoria, 3311 N. Sterling Ave.

Rockford Central, 3720 E. State St. in Rockford.

Springfield Wabash, 1650 Wabash Ave. in Springfield.

Bloomington, 1510 W. Market St.

These changes will be effective starting September 1st. Appointments can be made online at, or by calling 844-817-4649.