Cars drive on the westbound lane of the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway in February. | File

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that the expiration date for driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and state IDs will be extended to July 31.

“The previous extension was set to end on March 31, 2022,” officials said. “As a result, expired driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits will remain valid until July 31, 2022, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities, especially during inclement weather. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits.”

Secretary of State officials added that the office has “expanded online renewals for expired driver’s licenses and ID cards and continues to mail letters to eligible customers. The letter provides driver’s license and ID card holders with a unique PIN needed to renew online instead of visiting a facility and waiting in line.”

Customers can call (217) 785-1424 to confirm their eligibility for online renewal or to obtain their PIN, officials said, adding that White is still encouraging people to conduct other business online at

In other reminders, White’s office said his office is also extending the expiration dates of Restricted Driving Permits (RDPs) to July 31, for those that expired on or after Dec. 1, 2021 through July 30.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, White’s office said.