Aug. 2 town hall meeting to address closure of west-side driver’s license facility
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Local officials and citizens of Rockford and surrounding communities are invited to a town hall meeting to express concerns about the closure of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) facility at 3816 Auburn St., Rockford.
The town hall meeting will be in the Ellis Arts Academy Auditorium, 222 S. Central Ave., Rockford, at 5 p.m., Thursday Aug. 2.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D) and his staff have been invited to address the concerns of Rockford’s citizens who are most affected by the closure of the city’s only west-side driver’s license facility.
“I am calling this meeting to give my constituents the chance to voice their concerns to Secretary White,” said State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, R-Rockford. “This is an opportunity they were not afforded prior to the announcement of the office’s closing.”
The Auburn Street location is the first of the two Secretary of State offices in Rockford. The second Rockford facility is at 3720 E. State St.
The Auburn Street location was convenient to the south and west sides of Rockford and neighboring towns like Pecatonica and Byron. The facility closed July 29.
A new facility is expected to be opened at 4752 Baxter Road, near Interstate 39 on the city’s far southeast side, in September.
For more about the town hall meeting, contact Jefferson’s constituent service office at (815) 987-7433.
For information regarding the facility, contact the Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8980.
Posted July 31, 2012
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