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Driver’s License Suspended? Apply To Get It Reinstated At Fiesta Del Sol In Pilsen This Weekend

A judge will also be on hand, and it's possible some traffic matters can be heard and resolved.

Tickets on parked cars in Chicago in 2008.
Flickr/ Bo Jayatilaka

PILSEN — Chicagoans who have had their driver’s license suspended can get help getting it reinstated at an expo Saturday at Fiesta Del Sol in Pilsen.

The Pilsen Neighbors Community Council will host the Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 W. Cermak Road. At the expo, volunteers will be on hand to help people determine what they need to do to get their license reinstated.

A judge from the 1st District Cook County Circuit Court will also be on hand, and it’s possible some traffic matters can be heard and resolved. The judge can only hear Chicago 1st District traffic cases that are 3 years old or less at the expo.

People interested in license reinstatement should bring their driver’s abstract sheet with them. This sheet can be obtained at any Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services facility for $12.

Volunteer attorneys and public defenders will be on hand and motion fees will be paid by a sponsor of Fiesta Del Sol.

The expo comes less than a week after Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled plans for a new ordinance that aims to reverse a policy that allows for licenses to be suspended for outstanding parking ticket fees. If approved, the Mayor’s office estimates as many as 57,000 drivers will be eligible to get their licenses back.

Credit: Fiesta Del Sol