COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Updates
DMV is anticipated to re-open on June 1st. Students will be eligible for their permit once the DMV re-opens.
EXISTING STUDENTS (teen program): Assuming you have completed your 9-months of requirements to obtain your license, please visit the link below before you take your road test at the DMV. If you’re not in the system, please wait up to (2) weeks as the Sec. of State is finally re-opening and needs to process everyone’s certificate of completion. https://www.ilsos.gov/deccheck/
Northwestern Driving School is under the process of being certified to issue the IL STATE ROAD TEST. Once we are certified, we will be able to allow former/future students the road test, and students will not have to go to the DMV. Please stay tuned!
Due to the international outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we’re taking extreme precautions in keeping our environment safe. Northwestern Driving School is following all systems as set forth from the CDC and the US. GOVT. We’ve also hired a consulting agency that specializes in sanitary procedures to make sure we’re doing everything correctly.
Classrooms will be disinfected multiple times a day. All our instructors are tasked with disinfecting our vehicles for on-road training before and after each lesson. Instructors will be wearing a mask (PPE).
Once stay-at-home measures are cleared, all our future classroom enrollment will be significantly reduced in size to adhere to social distancing measures.
Northwestern Driving School will employ e-Learning as part of its continuation of driver’s ed. On e-Learning days, students will use their home computer or mobile device to connect to our online classroom to access assignments for the day and submit their attendance. The IL Secretary of State has TEMPORARILY relaxed its rules for Driver’s Ed; it’s the perfect time to take advantage of doing driver’s ed at home.
Students registered in our previous and current courses will be eligible to obtain their permit as soon as the DMV re-opens.
Any questions, feel free to call us. We’re available by phone 7-days a week as early as 9am – 9pm. Please leave us a voicemail or use the contact us page on our website if we’re unable to answer your call.
Teen Program e-learning / BTW Information
Online Classes will consist of live webcast streaming (Live Instructor via ZooM). Instructors will be able to answer questions, just like a normal classroom. Our classes are NOT pre-recorded or self-paced. We believe that students need to have a live learning environment, whether it’s online or in-person. We will also have students read the Rules of the Road book as well as completing assignments from the book.
Behind the wheel, driving will have a maximum of 2 people in the car (the driver and the instructor) until the social distancing order is lifted. The instructor will be wearing a mask. (PPE). Students will be given the option to delay the behind the wheel driving portion.
Please call us with any questions. 847-674-4554
We wish you and your family the best of health and optimism!