New expiration date will be one year from current 2020 expiration date

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for a period of one year past the licenses’ current 2020 expiration date. As a result, drivers age 75 and older with a 2020 driver’s license expiration date do not need to visit a facility to renew their driver’s license until shortly before their birthday in 2021.

“I am mindful of the heightened risks associated with seniors contracting COVID-19, and that is why I have authorized this important change during this challenging and unique time,” said White.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced applications are now being accepted for grants through the Boat Access Area Development grant program. The deadline to apply is Oct. 2, 2020.

The Boat Access program is a state-financed grant program that provides funding assistance to local government agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public boat and canoe access areas in Illinois. The program can provide up to 100 percent reimbursement funding assistance on approved development project costs and 90 percent reimbursement on land acquisition costs. The local agency must demonstrate and possess the ability to finance the costs of an approved project prior to receipt of grant funds. This program is funded through a percentage of the state’s marine motor fuel tax and registration fees.

The program is managed in Illinois by the IDNR and applications must be submitted to the IDNR by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2020. The Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found at:

Consult the IDNR website at for more information, or call the IDNR Grants main line at 217-782-7481.

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To reduce the possibility of COVID-19 cases, the downtown branch of the Cook County Assessor’s Office is closed to the public for two weeks beginning on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Services are still accessible online. Additionally, over the phone appointments can be scheduled and in-person appointments are still available at the Markham and Skokie branch offices. Regular contact by email, phone and social media is also available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


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