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Seniors Get Priority at DMV; Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Senior Conference is set

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Update, Oct. 2, 2023 / This post continues to be one of the most popular pages on this website. Appointments are now being scheduled for services at the DMV. Customers who wish to schedule an appointment at one of the select Driver Services facilities requiring appointments may do so beginning the morning facilities open.

For information, visit the Driver Services Facility Locations page.

In mid-September, one reader reported she checked online and made an appointment that was available “in one hour.” She booked it. And said she was in and out of the DMV with her new license in no time without a minute’s wait. Good luck!

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Update, Nov. 10, 2022 / Appointments are now being scheduled for services at the DMV. Customers who wish to schedule an appointment at one of the select Driver Services facilities requiring appointments may do so beginning the morning facilities open. For information, visit the Driver Services Facility Locations page.

FYI: Seniors do receive priority treatment. We recently observed senior “walk-ins” renewing their licenses within 25 minutes at the Hobson West location in Naperville.

For more current information, visit https://www.ilsos.gov/.

Old news… Saved for posterity… No need to read further unless wanting to rehash the past… Cheers!

Update, Jan. 3, 2022 / Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – from Jan. 3 through Jan. 17, 2022. All departments and Driver Services facilities will reopen on Tues., Jan. 18.

For more information, visit https://www.ilsos.gov/.
 

Update, Dec. 20, 2021 / Secretary of State Jesse White’s office announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards have been extended to March 31, 2022, with the exception of commercial driver’s licenses. The extension comes as secretary of state offices across Illinois continue to get caught up following COVID-19-related closures to their daily operations.

Illinois drivers can continue to take advantage of the secretary of state’s online services at ilsos.gov for services that include:

*   Renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program.

*   Renewing a vehicle registration;

*   Applying for a vehicle title and registration;

*   Obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card;

*   Obtaining a driving record abstract.

The secretary of state’s office also can be reached at 800-252-8980. Individuals calling by phone are advised to listen carefully to all menu options. Individuals without registration ID or PIN on hand are advised to select menu option 8 in order to speak to a representative.

Update, Sept. 10, 2021 / Note that appointments are now being accepted 10 days in advance at the DMV. Call (844) 817-4649 to schedule a time. Also, veterans, seniors and individuals with disabilities will still be accommodated via walk-in service.

Note also that Driver’s License and Identification Card expiration dates have been extended until Jan. 1, 2022.

Update, Aug. 31, 2021 / This post from September 2020 has been saved in the Positively Naperville archive for perpetuity. Some of the info in the original post may be expired. For more info about the DMV, kindly contact the Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8980.

Find out more from 9AM to noon, Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, during the 2021 Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Senior Conference at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Advance registration is required by calling (630) 420-8479. Registration also can be done via the Naperville-Lisle Townships TRIAD website at naperville-lisle-triad.org.

Original Post, Sept. 13, 2020 / The Illinois Secretary of State has released new guidelines for seniors about license renewal and license plate sticker renewal due to the COVID-19.
 
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for a period of one year past the licenses’ current 2020 expiration date.

As a result, drivers age 75 and older with a 2020 driver’s license expiration date do not need to visit a facility to renew their driver’s license until shortly before their birthday in 2021.

Also, please remember that those 65 and older get “priority” service and can go to the front of the line. Just check in with the greeter when arriving.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Senior Conference goes virtual Sept. 18 

I would also like to share the Naperville-Lisle TRIAD “virtual” Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Senior Conference information since the Naperville Police Department is an active partner with them.  

TRIAD is presenting a “virtual” Healthy, Wealthy & Wise senior conference. The conference will be taking place on Zoom Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 10AM. Local health professionals will be talking about the facts of COVID-19, influenza, and other infectious diseases. They will also identify ways to retain peace of mind and thrive during these turbulent times explaining why senior health is more important today than ever. The panel will also bring a message of hope and optimism to focus on total mind-body wellness.
 
TRIAD is always excited to put this program together every year, and with the Zoom format they hope to bring this information to many more.  This year it is especially important to get proper information out to seniors who have been so isolated these past months bringing messages of hope and wellbeing and reduce some fear and anxiety.

Registration can be done at on the Naperville-Lisle Townships TRIAD website at naperville-lisle-triad.org.

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Mike Barbour
Mike Barbour
Mike Barbour is a Service Officer, American Legion Post 43, and regular contributor to PN. Also contact him at mbarbour@wowway.com.

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