UPDATED AT 2:30 P.M. ON SEPT. 11: The Palatine Northwest Suburban Driving School was not among the branches of the suburban driving school to close last week.
Jeff Mantelman, owner of Certified Teen and Adult Driving School/Driving for Teens in Palatine, said the Palatine Northwest Suburban Driving School closed in 2012.
The locations that closed abruptly this past week are: Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin, McHenry, Mundelein, Lake Zurich and Vernon Hills, a representative from the Secretary of State's Commercial Driver Training Section in Elk Grove Village told Patch.com Wednesday afternoon
"We have a thriving business," said Mantelman on Wednesday afternoon.
In addition, Mantelman's driving school is working with the Secretary of State to determine how to assist Northwest Suburban Driving School students in Schaumburg who are unable to complete their coursework after the abrupt closing.
Certified Teen and Adult Driving School/Driving for Teens has more information on its website about the Northwest Suburban Driving school closure and what the business is doing to help accommodate displaced students.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Northwest Suburban Driving School, which was based in Crystal Lake and once ran several branch offices, including one in Palatine, has closed, according to the Daily Herald.
A note on the Northwest Suburban Driving School website states that all driving lessons and classes have been cancelled and that the driving school is no longer in business.
Several comments posted on the Northwest Suburban Driving School Facebook page reveal parents received no notice of the pending closure.
Some parents state they paid for the service, their children completed the instructional course, but have not received the certificate of completion needed to obtain their drivers license from the state.The Daily Herald reports that affected parents and students can call the Secretary of State's Commercial Driver Training Section at 847-981-7455 to file a claim if they paid the full $400 cost of the driving course and are seeking reimbursement for an unused portion of the course.
Stephanie Price contributed to this article.