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Secretary of State hopes for no more facility closures

Don’t expect any more drivers service facility closures beyond one reported this month, at least that’s the hope of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.


Henry Haupt, deputy press secretary for Secretary of State Jesse White, says the office used some of a recent $10 million appropriation to pay landlords for rent from July to December, some utilities for the various facilities, and vendors who maintain the office’s cyber security.



Haupt also says of the $10 million appropriation, the office has set aside $4 million for critical needs like continued payments on leases, utilities and unexpected emergencies.



But despite the office having a top priority of keeping drivers facilities open, Haupt says one landlord in Wheaton did decide to discontinue a lease. That facility is closing March 24.

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