Legal News of the Day: Illinois Bill Allows Illegal Immigrants to Have Driver’s Licenses

On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain temporary driver’s licenses under certain conditions, such as 1) being able to provide proof of one-year state residence, and 2) having an unexpired passport from their country of citizenship or other valid consular identification documents.  The bill allows potential licensees to take the written and driving tests and requires them to have proof of automobile insurance.  The bill specifies that the license cannot be used to vote, purchase firearms or board an airplane.