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‘Skip-the-Line’ program kicks off Friday at Illinois DMVs

CHICAGO — Starting Friday, most DMV facilities will require an appointment to get drivers licenses, Real ID’s and driving tests.

It part of a move to modernize Illinois’ Department of Motor Vehicles.

The appointments will be required at the states 44 busiest DMV locations throughout the states, including all Chicago locations — except the Loop location.

The Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced the “Skip-the-Line” program back in July.

The idea is to cut the unpredicability of wait times at DMV’s where people can wait hours or just a few minutes depending on the lines.

Starting Friday, you will need to book your appointment online.

A few more changes coming to the DMV are the hours. Instead of Tuesday through Saturday, the facility will be open Monday through Friday however, about a dozen will remain open on Saturday.

You will also not need appointments for titles to register your vehicle or get license plate stickers.

The secretary of state says a number of services will be able to be done online instead of in-person. The facility is also taking steps to ensure everyone will have a way to make an appointment.

Giannoulias is planning a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to officially kick off the “Skip-the-Line” program.

To make an appointment, go to: or call at 844-817-4649.

For more information, go to or call 800-252-8980.

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