Network outage 'forces' Illinois DMVs to temporarily shut down, secretary of state's office says

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
DMV systems 'up and running' after national outage
On Thursday, Illinois DMVs were forced to shutdown due to an outage, impacting driver's license transactions and appointments.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois DMV systems are "up and running" after a system outage on Thursday morning, according to the secretary of state.

A spokesperson for the secretary of state said the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators network, which connects driver's license facilities across the country, experienced an outage and "forced the system to temporarily shut down across the U.S."

The outage only impacted driver's license transactions, no other services were affected, according to Secretary of State Spokesperson Max Walczyk.

Walczyk said DMVs were unable to access a database search tool to verify a driver's eligibility for a license.

All residents impacted by the outage were notified to reschedule their appointment.

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