Bill to Give Illegal Immigrants Access to Drivers Licenses Passes in Committee in Illinois

Headed for passage


A bill to give illegal immigrants in Illinois a chance to get a special license to drive cleared another hurdle today, winning approval in a committee and moving one step away from the governor's desk.

Sponsoring Rep. Eddie Acevedo, D-Chicago, could call the measure for a vote today in the full House, where any roll call is expected to be close. The bill advanced to the House floor on a 6-3 vote of a House transportation panel.