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.
Protesters Block Michigan Avenue, Call For End To DeportationsA dozen protesters chained themselves together and lay down in the middle of South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, calling for an end to deportations of illegal immigrants.
House Passes Bill Allowing Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsIllinois moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the next state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses after House lawmakers approved a bill requiring one-year proof of state residency, form of identification and a photograph.
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.
State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
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.
Ordinance Protects Undocumented Immigrants From Unfair DeportationThe Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.
Village Of Crete Calls Off Plans For Immigrant Detention CenterThe possibility of a federal detention center being built in south suburban Crete is off the table.
4 Arrested During Immigration Rights Rally In South LoopThe NATO delegates haven’t arrived in Chicago for the weekend’s summit yet, but the protesters have already been busy for two days, and at least 12 protesters have been arrested in that time.