Illinois officials are preparing for a massive effort that will give thousands of immigrants in the country illegally permission to drive.
The state will have 25 designated locations, including one in Carbondale, where immigrants can make appointments to apply for the licenses.
To prepare, the Secretary of State’s office is holding a series of workshops — often in Spanish — to explain details of the temporary ID that will be valid for three years. The office is preparing to roll out the new licenses in December.
In January, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the state's license law supporters touted as a public safety issue.
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