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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 PM
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When's the best time/day to go to the DMV (aka "Sec'y of State" in Illinois)?
I just stopped in one this morning to ask about a motorcycle learner permit and it was a zoo. They clearly wanted me to take my dumbass questions and beat it.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:07 PM
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1. In my area, the best time to hit the DMV is the minute they open.
Lunch and after work, NO WAY.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:29 PM
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2. Exactly. I'm usually standing outside the door before they open up. Although the last time
I went, the DMV was pretty efficient at moving people through, shockingly so.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:29 PM
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3. Can't you just call the 800 number out of Springfield and ask over the phone?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 12:31 PM by Nickster
1-(800) 252-8980
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:52 PM
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4. It depends on which one you go to in my experience
I see you're in Elk Grove. For me, the Naperville or Lombard DMV's are NEVER quiet - I fully expect to wait at least 3 hours to get anything done.

The Aurora DMV on Indian Trail however never has a line. Ever. I always walk right up to the window.

Location, location, location....
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:58 PM
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5. Went to Schaumburg today, which used to be in & out.
I'm familiar with Lombard and Niles and normally they're busier than Schaumburg, which is too bad because they've both got that post-apocalyptic ambiance I so enjoy.
And if I go any closer to Chicago I need to remember to bring lots of 20s.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:01 PM
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6. Libertyville is pretty quick, but that's probably too far to go. n/t
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