Posts tagged "drivers license"

Drivers license legislation heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for signature

Drivers license legislation heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for signature
For hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois, getting behind the wheel just got a little less scary. The Illinois House has passed legislation that will allow an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants get a valid drivers license. The vote on Tuesday was followed by applause and celebratory shouts, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  “This is... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Sen. Collins sits down with Muckrakers; movement on undocumented drivers license bill

What's Up This Week: Sen. Collins sits down with Muckrakers; movement on undocumented drivers license bill
Collins on the Record. We sat down with Sen. Jacqueline Collins, who represents the 16th District of Illinois, to talk about her past, present and hopes for the future. Look out for the Q&A this week. Undocumented Drivers. The undocumented drivers license legislation will be up for a vote in the House Committee on Transportation... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Our new issue, Springfield in session and noisemakers for prisoners

What's Up This Week: Our new issue, Springfield in session and noisemakers for prisoners
New Issue. We are excited to announce that 40th anniversary issue of The Chicago Reporter will be online this week. In it, we track the history of four of the Reporter’s key beats over the last four decades, look at our most impactful stories and do Q&As with some of our past publishers. Lame Ducks.... Read more »
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Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses

Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses
Illinois has moved one step closer to approving provisional driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. Some advocates are hailing the legislation, while others warn it could make it easier to target who is in this country without papers. The Senate voted 41-14 this week in favor of the bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive a... Read more »