Mayor Landek welcomed the Illinois Secretary of State to the Bridgeview Community Center to cut the ribbon on the “Senior Only” DMV. The Community Center, located at 7902 S. Oketo, is the new home for the full-service walk-in center. “The success of the Senior Only DMV at SeatGeek Stadium has identified the need for ongoing services in Bridgeview. As a village dedicated to serving the needs of its community, we are happy to work with the Secretary of State to continue offering this convenient senior walk-in center for our Bridgeview residents and those of surrounding municipalities,” said Mayor Landek.
The “Senior Only” walk-in center moved from Bridgeview’s SeatGeek Stadium as the Chicago Red Stars, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Hounds resume full operations at the Stadium for their respective 2024 seasons. According to Mayor Landek, “the facility at the Stadium performed great for the 90-day run. The Stadium has a lot of team and event activity planned for the year, and keeping the DMV opened would have been challenging.” Instead, Mayor Landek arranged for the DMV to operate out of the Bridgeview Community Center with the same hours it used at the Stadium – 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias praised the walk-in center operations in front of a crowd of Bridgeview seniors and guests and proceeded to cut the ceremonial ribbon, signaling the grand opening at the Bridgeview Community Center at 10:30am on Tuesday, January 9th.
“We’re excited to continue to provide a top-notch service experience specifically tailored to serve seniors at a new location in Bridgeview,” Secretary Giannoulias said. “Our Skip-the-Line program delivered great results in 2023, ensuring that all Illinoisans, but especially our seniors, can quickly and easily access the services provided at our DMVs and experience little to no wait times. We have much more planned for 2024.”
The opening of the walk-in DMV at the Bridgeview Community Center was hailed as a terrific way to make DMV services more accessible. Seniors utilizing this “Senior Only” walk-in center do not need appointments, and the facility provides standard Driver and Vehicle Services, including driver’s licenses and state identification cards, REAL IDs, vehicle registration stickers, in-car driving tests, organ and tissue donor registration, and voter registration. For additional information about the Bridgeview Community Center DMV, call (800) 252-8980 or visit www.ilsos.gov.