Chicago-area residents with an Illinois driver’s license that has been suspended or revoked and are in need of legal assistance are encouraged to attend the Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo.

The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd.

The Chicago Bar Association is partnering with the Pilsen Neighbors Council and Malcolm X College to offer the expo to assist individuals whose licenses have been revoked or suspended for violations such as failing to pay court fees, failing to submit a vehicle for emissions testing, unpaid parking tickets, driving without insurance, failing to pay child support, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Also partnering in the expo are the offices of the Cook County public defender, the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Illinois secretary of state, the Cook County state’s attorney, and the clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Individuals with moving violation tickets up to seven years old are encouraged to pre-register, so a judge can hear their cases on Saturday, Jan. 25. Any case with a warrant or that was handled by a private attorney is not eligible for a hearing before the judge.

Attendees seeking only legal advice regarding their suspended or revoked driver’s licenses are asked to bring a copy of their Illinois driver’s license abstract, which can be obtained at an Illinois secretary of state driver’s license facility. No pre- registration is required to receive just free legal advice.

For more information or to register, visit the website at