Illinois officials are preparing for a massive effort that will give thousands of immigrants in the country illegally permission to drive.
In January, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the state’s license law supporters touted as a public safety issue.
Ten months later, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is preparing to roll out the new licenses in December. The state will have 25 designated locations where immigrants can make appointments to apply for the licenses.
To prepare, the department is holding a series of workshops — often in Spanish — to explain details of the temporary ID that will be valid for three years.
Aurora resident Maria Juana Martinez says she can’t wait to get the license so she can drive her daughter to school.