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State Information on Real ID


"State not ready for federal Real ID program," Bloomington Pantagraph, May 15, 2009. Online>

"Missouri, Illinois Consider What To Do About Real I.D. Plan," KSDK News, January 14, 2008.  

Anti-Real ID Resolution Passes Illinois Legislature!

"Real ID Money Left Out of Budget," Bloomington Pantagraph, August 28, 2007.  Online >

"State Backs US ID Foes," Chicago Tribune, June 7, 2007.  Online >

"Illinois Lawmakers Oppose Real ID," Bloomington Pantagraph, May 23, 2007.  Online >

Edwin Yohnka, "Real ID Act Could Be a Real Nightmare for Privacy," Chicago Sun-Times, May 19, 2007.

Jim Harper, "Illinois is Correct to Push for Repeal of Real ID," State Journal Register, May 16, 2007. 

"Illinois House Backs Repeal of Real ID Act," Bloomington Pantagraph, April 20, 2007.  Online >

"Illinois May Join Real ID 'Revolt': Officials See Problems, Expense in Standardized Driver's License Law," Herald & Review, February 26, 2007.  Online >

"Real ID Uncertainty Worries State Officials," Bloomington Pantagraph, January 26, 2007.  Online >

Eric Zorn, "Need Proof? Don't Count on Driver's License," Chicago Tribune column, January 4, 2006. 

"Real ID Act Needs to be Reconsidered," Edwardsville Intelligencer, May 1, 2006. 

"Retired Fireman's Identity Mired in 40-year-old Fudge," Chicago Sun-Times, March 21, 2006. 

National survey of motor vehicles administrators uncovers deep concern over Real ID across the nation.  Illinois officials' response to the survey is available here


HJR 27, opposes any portion of the Real ID Act that violates the rights and liberties guaranteed under the Illinois and US Constitutions and urges Congress to repeal Real ID. (Adopted 2007)


Illinois officials' response to national survey of DMV's on problems posed by Real ID is available here


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