driver services facilities en Eleventh hour meeting can't save Rockford driver's facility <p>Rockford could get a new driver services facility to ease the impending closure of one on the city&rsquo;s west side.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:25:48 +0000 Susan Stephens 15170 at Rockford west-side driver facility closing <p><strong><em>New office will be 15 miles south near I-39</em></strong></p><p>State officials have confirmed that the Rockford west-side driver services facility will close once the lease expires July 29, and a new facility will open in September more than 15 miles away at 4752 Baxter Road along I-39 near the southern Winnebago County line.</p><p>Beth Kaufman, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Secretary of State&rsquo;s office, said negotiations with the landlord over maintenance and repairs fell through.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:16:19 +0000 WNIJ 14776 at