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.
Activists Angry With Slow Pace Of Licenses For Undocumented ImmigrantsSome immigrants’ rights groups are upset about how long it takes for undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Illinois, under a program that started one year ago.
1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers' LicensesImmigrants 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.
Attorney General Warns Of Scams Sparked By Immigrant Driver's LicensesThe 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.
Illinois Getting Ready To Issue Driver's Licenses To Undocumented ImmigrantsThe state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver's licenses, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
House Backs Driver's Education Requirement For More Young DriversThe 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.
Immigrant Licenses Advance Despite Fraud ConcernsA 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.
Immigrant Groups Divided Over Temporary Driver's License PlanIt'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.
State Senate OKs Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsA 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.
Emanuel, Aldermen Urge State To Allow Driver's Licenses For Undocumented ImmigrantsMayor Rahm Emanuel and several key aldermen are backing a proposal in the state legislature to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Group Renewing Push For Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsSupporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers' licenses hope last week's election results will finally make it happen.