secretary of stateMARYVILLE – To help keep Illinois’ senior residents from waiting in line at the DMV, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) alerted drivers age 75 and older that their driver’s license expiration dates have been extended by one year.

“With long wait times at the DMV, usually requiring patrons to wait outside, the one-year extension for senior drivers is the latest action to help seniors avoid or delay a visit during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Crowe said. “This extension will give our elder population the option to plan a visit when they are comfortable, with no penalty.”

To qualify for the extension, drivers must be 75 years of age or older and have a valid license—drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked do not qualify for the one-year extension. Eligible drivers should soon receive a letter from the secretary of state as proof that they qualify.

For drivers under age 75, expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and license plate stickers have been extended until Nov. 1, 2020. Customers who choose to visit a facility must wear a face mask. In addition, customers are asked to be patient due to heavy volume and to be prepared to wait outside in various types of weather.

“Within our community, I’ve heard from veterans and other seniors, including my own sweet grandmother, concerned with waiting in line at the DMV, because they are unable to access the online services,” Crowe said. “I hope this extension can offer them all some peace of mind in this difficult time.”

Crowe continues to encourage drivers to visit to avoid waiting in line and take advantage of online services, including replacements and renewals of registrations, driver’s licenses and ID cards.

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132042 179525178738190 8042175 oMARYVILLE – The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity released $39.5 million in new grants for projects through Rebuild Illinois, and State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is congratulating America’s Central Port in Granite City as a recipient.

“As one of the largest freight hubs in the Midwest, America's Central Port advances economic development throughout Southwest Illinois,” Crowe said. “By funding Opportunity Zone grants, the state is investing in transportation infrastructure improvements while creating sustainable jobs for Metro East residents.

The $636,755 grant will be used to repair roadways within the port’s region.

America’s Central Port grant is one of ten Opportunity Zone grants totaling $14.7 million supported by Rebuild Illinois. According to the program, Opportunity Zones are distressed or economically underserved area census tracts.

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crowe 08172020GRANITE CITY – In an effort to help teachers adapt to a school year that will rely heavily on e-learning, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) coordinated with officials at Granite City Community Unit School District #9 to ensure 3,000 Chromebooks were ready for students to begin class next week.

“Spending the day unboxing Chromebooks is not how I think anybody expected to be spending their time leading up to school this year, but teachers have stepped up to the task of teaching students while also keeping them and their community safe,” Crowe said. “By offering this service, we’re doing our part to provide a safe environment for students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I thank Senate President Don Harmon for agreeing to this partnership.”

Responding to a call for help from Granite City administrators, Crowe brought a small group of staff from Springfield to the school’s district office to help unpack the Chromebooks in time for distribution.

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MARYVILLE – To aid residents commuting over state lines or planning to travel, the Illinois Department of Public Health has launched an informational travel map, and State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is urging residents to use it to stay informed of the current COVID-19 status of potential destinations.

“We’re a border community, so I understand interstate travel is a fact of life for many Metro East families, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be cautious,” Crowe said. “Families with travel plans can stay safe by using this new map to keep track of states and countries with higher risk levels for contracting COVID-19.”

Locations with an average daily case rate of 15 cases per 100,000 or greater are designated as “higher risk” on the map.

According to IDPH, it is important for travelers to wear a mask, to keep six feet of distance between others, and wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

In addition to the map launch announced Monday by IDPH, new mitigation efforts have taken effect in Region 4 including Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, Randolph and Washington counties. A full list can be found here.

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