Driver's License Office Moves From Niles to Morton Grove

Update: Plans changed, and the office moved to Des Plaines.

This story was originally posted in April 2013.  

Update, Nov. 20, 2013

The office has opened in Des Plaines.

Earlier: Driver's License Office Opens in Des Plaines, Replaces Niles Facility


Plans have changed, and the Illinois driver's license facility which closed in Niles in May will move to Des Plaines. 

The new facility will open in a mall at 1500 Lee Street, Des Plaines, which is just north of Oakton Street, in late October 2013, said Dave Druker, a spokesman for the secretary of state's office. 

Original Story:

If you need to get your driver's license renewed, you may want to get to the Secretary of State's office at Four Flaggs Shopping Center in Niles on Tuesday or Wednesday by 5 p.m. 

That office will be permanently closing Wednesday at the end of the day.  You'll have to go to Elston Avenue, Deerfield or Schaumburg to renew your driver's license or license plates until a temporary office opens on Golf Road in Morton Grove on Tuesday, May 21. 

The following is a statement from the Secretary of State's Office:

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that a new, temporary full service Driver Services facility will open in Morton Grove on May 21. The facility will be located at 7927 Golf Rd. In the meantime, the Driver Services facility located in Niles will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 24.

The Office of the Secretary of State will soon be accepting bid offers for a new, permanent facility to replace the one closing at the Niles location.

“I am committed to providing the highest level of customer service to the people living in Niles and the surrounding communities,” said White. “The new, temporary facility in Morton Grove will provide a means to continue serving our customers while my office continues searching for the best and most convenient location in the vicinity at the lowest cost. I remain committed to saving taxpayer dollars while providing the customer service our citizens deserve and expect.”

Between April 25 and the May 21 opening of the Morton Grove facility, customers are encouraged to visit any of the following nearby facilities:

  • 5401 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago 
  • 405 W. Lake Cook Rd. in Deerfield 
  • 1227 E. Golf Rd. in Schaumburg
  • 650 Roppolo Drive, Elk Grove Village

Beginning May 21, the Morton Grove facility will be open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–noon. The facility will be closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information, drivers may call the Secretary of State’s information line at 312-793-1010 or visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

Jennifer Fisher April 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Many people can renew their license online, but not everyone qualifies. Here's a list of qualifications: https://www.ilsos.gov/SafeDriverWeb/sdqual.jsp
Ziggy April 23, 2013 at 02:34 AM
The state pays their bills late, so now we have to pay to have a temporary facility remodeled to meet their needs. But wait, this might not be permanent. So we will have to pay to get another facility remodeled. Jesse White is all about saving us money. Maybe the contractors can donate to help him build his proposed Tumbling facility on Chicago Ave. in the city.
Harry Gio April 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM
The State of Illinois is BROKE and they will continue to sell Municipal Bonds to prolong their agony and ultimate bankrupcy... They will NEVER get out of this hole until they decide to sell me their buildings and lease them back.
Arun Sampath July 12, 2013 at 05:49 PM
is this Morton Grove facility still in operation?
Pam DeFiglio July 12, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Arun, the last I heard was that they never opened in the Morton Grove location due to inadequate parking there, and were still searching for a site in the Morton Grove or Niles area.


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