Orland Township to House New Secretary of State Facility

Orland Township to House New Secretary of State Facility
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Orland Township to House New Secretary of State Facility

Popular Secretary of State Driver services to remain in south suburbs in Orland Park

Orland Township has reached an agreement with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office to have a Driver’s Service facility in the Township building located at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.

A Driver’s Service facility was previously located in the Orland Park Village Hall but was recently closed when the mayor advised the Secretary of State’s Office they would need to find a different location.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Secretary of State’s office to provide the Department of Motor Vehicle Express Services to the residents of Orland Township and the South Suburbs,” said Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.

“The Secretary of State’s office has had a long relationship within Orland Township and we are proud to continue providing these much needed services under our roof.  It has always been my goal as Township Supervisor to meet the community needs through high-quality and convenient services and with this addition we’re right on track.”

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Supervisor O’Grady also thanked State Senator Bill Cunningham for helping coordinate the agreement between the Secretary of State’s office and Orland Township.

“I applaud Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady on this agreement which reaffirms my commitment to the people of Orland Township and the surrounding communities to bring the best possible service to the people in the area,” said White.

“It is unfortunate that the mayor’s actions caused a disruption in local service, but we will move on in bringing convenient services to the people in the southwest suburbs.”

“I want to commend Secretary White and Supervisor O’Grady for working to ensure that Orland residents maintain easy access to Secretary of State services,” State Senator Cunningham said. “Repurposing space in an existing publicly-owned building is a low cost, commonsense solution that protects taxpayer dollars and improves government efficiency.”

An opening date for the new Secretary of State facility will be announced at a later date.

Ray Hanania

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2 comments on “Orland Township to House New Secretary of State Facility
  1. Wait till you read Mayor Pekau’s fake news press release in which he claims that the people of Orland park have always wanted, for two decades, a full service Secretary of State facility. Where has this guy been for the past two decades? Orland park residents have never wanted a Full service center. They always wanted and they always had a partial service facility that cost us nothing which provided all the basics … Pekau wants to bring behind-the-wheel and road test services for the region to Orland park because he wants money … and that would put Leaner cars and trucks all over our streets … Pekau attacked O’Grady for doing what Pekau failed to do, return the services that Pekau cancelled and shutdown … Pekau is upset because O’Grady is doing what Pekau did not want to do … kudos to O’Grady for putting the people of Orland park first and ignoring Pekau’s lies …

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