Special driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants would be marked "not valid for identification" to prevent use for buying guns or alcohol, boarding a plane or establishing other identification, supporters say.
The legislature adjourns this week and does not return until Jan. 3.
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Undocumented immigrants are a step closer to being allowed to have drivers licenses after the Illinois Senate approved the proposal Tuesday. Senators voted 41-14 to approve, helped by support from top Republicans. "It tends to be a very emotional issue," said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont, who voted "yes."