McClugage 2016 09 23 003 rPEORIA State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) is reminding drivers they now have an additional three months to renew their licenses.

“By extending the deadline for Illinoisans to renew their licenses or registration, and offering many services through the secretary of state’s website, we can avoid crowded facilities,” Koehler said. “I hope residents will take advantage of online secretary of state services from the safety of their own homes for the time being.”

Secretary of State Jesse Whites office announced that expiration dates for drivers licenses and ID cards have been extended to March 31, 2022, with the exception of commercial drivers 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. 

To cut down on long lines and wait times, Koehler encourages people to take advantage of the secretary of states online services at These services include:

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

Koehler is also reminding residents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023. Current Illinois drivers licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities.

More information and online services, including license plate renewal, can be found at