Soon, An IL Driver’s License May Not Get You Onto a Plane

Soon, An IL Driver’s License May Not Get You Onto a Plane
Soon, An IL Driver’s License May Not Get You Onto a Plane

Soon, An IL Driver’s License May Not Get You Onto a Plane

Some Illinois travelers may face an extra level of security at the airport in coming months. The state is one of four states that the Dept. of Homeland Security has denied an extension on compliance with the REAL ID Act. This law requires more than a driver’s license to enter federal facilities and airports. Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker explains why Illinois failed to receive an extension, and what travelers need to know to avoid extra headaches in security lines (Flickr/Tony Webster)