Champaign Driver Services Facility closed until further notice


If customers have made a trip to the Champaign Driver Services Facility the past few days, they may have been unpleasantly surprised. The state has shut down the building until further notice because of health concerns.

The only activity the Driver Services Facility is seeing is frustrated customers.

"I don't know what to do," said customer Didier Tshimankinda.

Words and sometimes no words expressing the inconvenience of the closure, and a simple sign leaving customers asking: Why?

The Secretary of state Spokesman said the facility closed due to several employees complaining of getting headaches and feeling nauseous, but dozens of customers never got that message.

"I came here to change the vehicle registration address change because I have changed my address last week," explained customer Basanta Bhaduri.

This is the second time this week he's made the trip to the facility, "but still it is closed," he said.

Open only for air quality tests. Secretary of State Spokesman Henry Haupt said that they hired a professional, independent air quality crew to inspect the building. They left the facility around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the van drove away without answering any questions.

Haupt stated the state's apologies for the inconvenience. Depending on the air quality test results, Haupt said the building could open back up Tuesday. It's normally closed Mondays.

As for when customers visit next, "I can call them before I come," Bhaduri said with a laugh.

Or customers can check the website

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