ENGLEWOOD — For the second consecutive year the Secretary of State's Office will dispatch its Mobile Driver Services unit to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center to make it easier for residents to receive state services.
The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 26 at the South Side hospital, 324 W. 64th St. Unlike last year when the event was held outside, Derek Michaels, a hospital spokesman, said this year it would be inside.
And since residents are allowed to update their licenses up to six months in advance, Michaels added it might start hosting the event twice a year.
"The residents of Englewood and its surrounding communities have limited access to Driver Motor Vehicle" services, Michaels said. "St. Bernard Hospital is actively involved in our community and this is another means of serving our community."
According to Michaels, 52 people were served last year, including many seniors.
"Of the 52 served, 19 renewed drivers licenses, and 33 renewed or obtained Illinois identification cards," he added.
While a driver's license costs $30 and state IDs $20, Dave Druker, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office, said seniors ages 65 and up can receive a free state ID. Other services available at the event include voter registration, organ donor registration and license plate sticker sales.
Each year Druker said its mobile unit visits more than 100 Chicago locations "and we are always looking for new sites to visit."
For more information, call 312-814-3676.
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