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Benton Driver Services Facility Temporarily Closed Due to Malfunctioning Air Conditioner Unit

BENTON – The Benton Driver Services facility is temporarily closed due to a malfunctioning air conditioner unit. The facility is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 22.    

In the meantime, customers are encouraged to visit the Marion facility located at 1905 Rendleman Street or the McLeansboro facility located at 1105 E. Randolph St., Ste. 101.

As a reminder, Secretary of State Jesse White has extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to Aug. 1, 2021, so customers do not need to rush into a Driver Services facility. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.

White has expanded online services and encourages the public to visit his office’s website at Many transactions can be conducted online including the purchase of license plate stickers, obtaining a duplicate driver’s license/ID card, and renewing a standard driver’s license or ID card for those who are eligible.