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Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin: Skipping the Line

Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin informs that “DMV Facility Changes Take Effect in September. As of September 1, all DMVs will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.”

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 Skipping the line 
DMV Facility Changes Take Effect on September. As of September 1, all DMVs will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Only 16 facilities will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Additionally, appointments are now required for driver services at many DMVs, including the issuance or renewal of drivers’ licenses/State ID cards, REAL IDs, and in-car driving tests. Vehicle-related services, such as titles, registrations, or license plate renewals, do not require an appointment. Appointments can be made by visiting, or by calling (844) 817-4649.  

Please visit for more information and to view a full list of appointment-only facilities and a list of DMV sites that have Saturday hours.  

Verdict is in 
Madigan Ally Found Guilty of Perjury, Obstruction of Justice. On August 24, Tim Mapes, often referred to as the gatekeeper to former House Speaker Mike Madigan, was found guilty in Federal Court of lying to a federal grand jury and obstructing the federal investigation into his former boss. 

State Senator Sue Rezin continues to advocate and push for measures that bring about meaningful ethics reform to root out political corruption in Illinois and says this case is just another example of why reforms are needed.  

Rural relief 
Mental Health Grant Program for Rural Farmers Expanded. Following the great success of a six-county pilot program in Fiscal Year 2023, a state grant program that provides funding for mental health services for farmers has now been expanded to all 102 counties in Illinois. Through the Farm Family Resource Initiative (FFRI), farmers and farm families can access a telehealth helpline and access six free telehealth mental health sessions. 

The program is also funding up to 20 grants of $1,000 each to support Illinois FFA chapters that put local initiatives in place that encourage access and increase awareness of mental health resources and overall personal wellness.

The funding for the program was obtained from a grant application to the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Farmer Assistance Helpline is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-833-FARM-SOS.

 Office Locations 

Morris Office
1802 North Division Street, Suite 314
Morris, IL 60450
P: (815) 220-8720

Springfield Office
108 C Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-3840

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