Illinois Is Giving You Yet Another License Renewal Extension
Isn't it nice when you have an extremely long list of things that you need to get done and somebody tells you to go ahead and scratch an item off of your list because they're going to go ahead and give you some extra time?
Think back to those quizzes and tests that you may not have gotten around to studying for (that can't be just me, right?), and the teacher who made your day by giving you an extension.
It's like that here in Illinois, only the teacher who is giving you that extension is Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, and the quiz you're studying for is the Illinois Rules of the Road.
If You're Thinking That We've Had A Few Of These Extensions Before, You're Absolutely Right
Thanks to our collective experiences with Covid-19, we had numerous extensions related to the pandemic. Until Secretary of State Jesse White's announcement of another extension last Friday, the deadline was set to be this Sunday, July 31st.
Now, You Can Wait Until Thanksgiving Dinner Is Cleaned Up Before You Need To Act
Here in Illinois, expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards, and learner’s permits are being extended until December 1st.
This new and latest extension covers Illinois driver's licenses, ID cards and learner's permits. Commercial driver's licenses and CDL learner's permits are not covered, according the the Secretary of State's office.
If it's been awhile, here's what you'll need to do for renewal of a standard Illinois driver's license:
Show a document displaying proof of identification, which could contain your written signature (current driver's license, canceled check, court order, credit card), date of birth (birth certificate, adoption record, citizenship certificate, U.S. passport), Social Security number (social security card, W-2 form), and residency (bank statement, insurance policy, pay stub, utility bill).