(WAND) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced a reopening plan for driver services facilities beginning June 1.
Under the plan, the facilities will focus on serving only new drivers, those with expired licenses or ID cards and vehicle transactions for the first two months.
Spokesperson Henry Haupt said facilities are still expecting big crowds for the first week of operations. He added the Secretary of State's Office is encouraging everyone to use online services if possible.
"[Customers] can renew their vehicle registration sticker," Haupt said. "In many cases, through safe driver renewal, they can renew their drivers license. They can obtain a duplicate DL or ID if they lost their drivers license. A lot of services [can be conducted] from the comfort of their own home and can be done online instead of waiting in line."
All Secretary of State departments and offices will reopen for business on June 1, but driver services facilities will have varying dates and times and some will even have extended hours.
June 1 –
Monday through Saturday facilities (Springfield, Chicago North, Chicago South and Chicago West) will open.
- Expanded hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
- Springfield-Dirksen facility hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 2 –
Tuesday through Saturday facilities (all Driver Services facilities statewide) will open June 2.
- Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
(NBC Chicago contributed to this report)