WBEZ | driver's license http://www.wbez.org/tags/drivers-license-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Illinois to allow immigrants to get licenses http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-allow-immigrants-get-licenses-105171 <p><div><p><span id="_oneup">SPRINGFIELD, Ill. &mdash; Illinois is the fourth state to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver&#39;s license with a new law signed by the governor.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday surrounded by hundreds of supporters who say the measure will make Illinois&#39; roads safer and expand opportunities for undocumented immigrants.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Quinn says people need a way to get to work, drive to the doctor and drive their children to school. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the new law should serve as a model for the nation.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">New Mexico and Washington both issue licenses to undocumented immigrants, while Utah issues permits.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">Illinois officials say the dissemination of the temporary licenses is expected to begin in October.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup">The legislation was billed as a public safety measure and had bipartisan support.</span></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-allow-immigrants-get-licenses-105171