Illinois Driver's Licenses No Longer Meet Federal Security RequirementsIllinois has been on borrowed time for a decade when it comes to new federal security rules, but it appears time has run out.
Turkish Restaurant Owner Granted Reprieve From DeportationA restaurant owner from southwestern Michigan has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation, which had been looming over the Christmas weekend until a last-minute delay on Wednesday.
Illinois Driver's Licenses And ID Cards Might Not Be Good Enough To Fly Next YearIllinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.
Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The CountryMitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent... and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.
Opinion: Florida's Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and MinoritiesElected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
Thousands Of Cops Receive Extra Training For NATO/G8 SummitsPolice are going through extensive extra training for the NATO/G8 summits, as two groups of demonstrators have now announced plans to march down Michigan Avenue in the midday hours.
Police: Joliet Man Threatened To Kill Social Security StaffA 65-year-old man upset with reductions to his benefits allegedly threatened to kill employees at the Social Security Administration this week.
Suburban Fire Department Gets $327,000 GrantThe Elgin Fire Department added almost a third of a million dollars in federal grant money to its budget that it will use to hire firefighters.