driver’s licenses

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers’ Licenses

Immigrants can currently take license tests at 14 locations across the state. Secretary of States spokesman Dave Druker says 36 locations will offer license tests by the end of the month.

01/15/2014

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

Attorney General Warns Of Scams Sparked By Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

The state of Illinois began issuing temporary visitors’ driver’s licenses to those who are not U.S. citizens on Tuesday. Already, prosecutors are reporting scams.

11/13/2013

A new Illinois law would allow undocumented immigrants to get a Temporary Visitor Driver's License like this one, but some immigrant groups worry that, because the license has a different color than standard licenses, police would immediately know a person with such a license is in the U.S. illegally. (Photo courtesy Illinois Secretary of State)

Illinois Getting Ready To Issue Driver’s Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants

The state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

10/08/2013

Teen Driving

House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

A new Illinois law would allow undocumented immigrants to get a Temporary Visitor Driver's License like this one, but some immigrant groups worry that, because the license has a different color than standard licenses, police would immediately know a person with such a license is in the U.S. illegally. (Photo courtesy Illinois Secretary of State)

Immigrant Licenses Advance Despite Fraud Concerns

A proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants received House committee approval Monday, despite concerns by both Democrats and Republicans whether it goes far enough to prevent fraud.

01/07/2013

A new Illinois law would allow undocumented immigrants to get a Temporary Visitor Driver's License like this one, but some immigrant groups worry that, because the license has a different color than standard licenses, police would immediately know a person with such a license is in the U.S. illegally. (Photo courtesy Illinois Secretary of State)

Immigrant Groups Divided Over Temporary Driver’s License Plan

It’s a hot button issue: should undocumented immigrants be allowed to get driver’s licenses? Even leaders in Chicago’s Latino community are divided on a measure that would grant undocumented immigrants temporary licenses.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Illinois State Senate

State Senate OKs Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A plan that would allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to get driver’s licenses cleared another hurdle Tuesday, with the state Senate approving the measure hours after Republican leaders in the General Assembly offered their support and said they’ve been working with Democrats on the issue for years.

12/04/2012

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Aldermen Urge State To Allow Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several key aldermen are backing a proposal in the state legislature to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

11/16/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Group Renewing Push For Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Supporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers’ licenses hope last week’s election results will finally make it happen.

11/13/2012