Posts tagged "driving"

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 »

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 »

Race, police stops and car searches

Say you’re driving from Chicago to Springfield and an Illinois State Police officer pulls you over for speeding or because your car’s taillight is broken. You pull over to the side of the road. You turn over your license and registration through the driver’s side window. The officer processes the violation. Then he or she... Read more »
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