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    A total of 49 House and Senate Republicans helped Democrats pass billions in American taxpayer money on welfare, driver’s licenses, housing costs, and more for Afghans brought to the United States as part of President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation. On Thursday, 34 House Republicans and 15 Senate Republicans voted with Democrats to approve $6.4 billion in taxpayer money for...
    CHICAGO -- Many Secretary of State offices in suburban Chicago will require appointments this week for several services, part of a plan to reduce long lines.The nine sites are in Schaumburg, Bridgeview, Lombard, Des Plaines, Waukegan, Naperville, Aurora, Plano and Joliet. They join seven others in Illinois already operating based on appointments for licenses and ID services.Secretary of State Jesse...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday an expansion of the driver's license and ID card appointment program to help address heavy customer volume at facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.White said in a statement Wednesday that 16 facilities in the Chicago area will soon begin requiring an appointment to apply for or renew a driver's license...
    T-Mobile is investigating a claim on an underground forum post which says the personal data of over 100 million users have been breached, the company said. If the hacker's claims are true, nearly all T-Mobile's 104.8 million subscribers would be affected, marking a stunning public relations blow for the company and CEO Mike Sievert, who took over last year upon the...
    The replacement for outgoing and disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo previously flip-flopped on whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain driver's licenses. In 2007, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul – who will take over as governor when Cuomo resigns in two weeks – said she was vehemently against illegal immigrants getting driver's licenses. Hochul, who was the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Drivers in Illinois are getting another reprieve as the state will extend expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards to Jan. 1, 2022. The new Jan. 1, 2022 extension also includes expiration dates that will occur between July and December of this year. As a result, expired driver’s licenses and ID cards will remain valid until...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Californians who received their driver's licenses or identification cards from the Department of Motor Vehicles during the pandemic are eligible to upgrade those cards for a REAL ID at no additional charge.At the start of the pandemic, the DMV expanded the eligibility to renew licenses by mail or online.The department estimates around 5.7 million Californians received a...
    Although Memorial Day is when we honor the fallen, it is also important to show your support of living veterans. One of the most popular state benefits for Georgia veterans is not having to pay for their driver’s license or identification card (ID).  Beginning July 1st, more veterans, along with...
    At least three California Department of Motor Vehicles employees in the South Bay and Los Angeles have admitted to accepting cash in exchange for giving driver’s licenses to people who could not pass the written test, driving test, or both, federal court records showed Wednesday, May 19. The employees accepted tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for the licenses...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey drivers will have a new option when choosing their gender on their driver's license.The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) announced on Monday the addition of an "X" gender option on the state's driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards.Gender "X" will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will now be offered along with...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would pave the way for Californian’s to get digital driver’s licenses. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Downtown Los Angeles) introduced a bill back in February, that if approved, would allow Californians to use digital driver’s licenses and digital identification cards. READ MORE: Prince Harry To Attend Prince Philip’s Funeral, Meghan Markle...
    BOSTON (AP) — Immigrant activists in Massachusetts are renewing their push to allow people living in the country illegally to apply for state driver's licenses. The Driving Families Forward Coalition held a virtual event Tuesday in support of a bill introduced into the state Legislature this month. Organizers said the proposed “Work & Family Mobility Act ” is critical for...
    BOSTON (AP) — Immigrant activists in Massachusetts are renewing their push to allow people living in the country illegally to apply for state driver’s licenses. The Driving Families Forward Coalition held a virtual event Tuesday in support of a bill introduced into the state Legislature this month. READ MORE: Mass. Aims To Take Remote, Hybrid Learning Off The Table, Bring...
    Reforms to help California’s low-income workers hit hard by the coronavirus crisis don’t need to have hefty price tags. Gov. Gavin Newsom could help eliminate a formidable barrier to employment for hundreds of thousands of struggling Californians. It would cost next to nothing, and the state would be one of the first in the nation to do it. In early...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is extending the expiration dates for some driver’s licenses and learner’s permits in response to Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The expiration date for commercial driver’s licenses and learner’s permits scheduled to expire have been extended through February 22, 2021. Expiration extension deadlines on non-commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, photo identification cards and...
    JEFFERSON PARK — Barring any last-minute changes, the Illinois Secretary of State will reopen its drivers services facilities January 5.  They were closed for the second time during the pandemic in November by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who determined it was the safe thing to do for both workers and customers, according to spokesman Dave Druker. Currently, only two...
    Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that Texas IDs, driver’s licenses, CDLs and election identification certificate cards that expired on or after March 13 are still covered by Gov. Greg Abbott’s waiver. As part of Texas' disaster declaration, Gov. Greg Abbott waived expiration dates for driver’s licenses in March and that extension remains in effect....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Starting Tuesday no one will be able to go to the Secretary of State’s Office for a new license. They are closing under COVID-19 restrictions. Drivers who wanted to beat that deadline were stuck in huge lines Saturday. Some waited in line for three hours to get inside. Offices will close from Nov. 17 to Dec. 7, but...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Time is running out for Michigan residents who have waited to renew their driver's license or vehicle registration during the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone with an expiration date after March 1 were given a long grace period by the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But that period ends Wednesday and no extension is anticipated. "I strongly encourage...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that the expiration dates for driver's license and ID cards have been extended an additional three months.The new deadline for renewals is now February 1, 2021. The extension includes those with October, November, December and January expiration dates."Extending expiration dates until February 1 means people with an expired driver's...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois residents are getting an extra three months to renew expired driver’s licenses or ID cards, to avoid crowds at driver services facilities during the pandemic. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office said it is extending the expiration dates for all driver’s licenses and ID cards until Feb. 1, 2021. His office had previously moved those...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The South Holland license branch is closing until Sept. 1 after a worker there tested postive for COVID-19, Secretary of State Jesse White said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said no member of the public appeared to be exposed. Employees who work at the facility, 41 W. 162nd Street, are being quarantined for 14 days, and...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported more than 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as continuing concern about the virus prompted a new grace period for drivers with expiring licenses. The state Department of Transportation extended the expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards and learner’s permits to Aug. 31. The grace period applies to cards that expired after...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is now offering driver licenses and identification cards with a gender-neutral designation for people who do not want to be identified as either male or female. The state Department of Transportation said Thursday that people can now choose that option in addition to the “male” or “female” designation. It will let motorists and those needing...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a batch of new laws Tuesday aimed at bolstering foster care and battling human trafficking in the Peach State, including a bill that will ban traffickers from driving commercial vehicles for life. “Today is an important step forward to ensure a brighter, safer future for Georgia's children in foster care and bring an end to human...
    WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced Tuesday that the Wayne Licensing Center will be closed for one week after an agency employee tested positive for COVID-19.The Wayne Licensing Center will be cleaned and sanitized, and employees who were exposed to the worker who tested positive for the virus will quarantine for 14 days."The health...
    I went to the driver’s license center in Eagan on morning last week. They open at 8:30 a.m., and I was there at 8:30 a.m. There were 75 people ahead of me. I am 81 going on 82 and my license is expiring this month. I am fairly healthy, wear driving glasses, have no dementia, have not gotten a ticket...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois residents are getting an extra month to renew expired driver’s licenses, ID cards, and vehicle registrations as many driver services centers are dealing with huge wait times forcing people to stand in line outside for several hours during a heat wave. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office announced Wednesday it is pushing back the expiration...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission reopened Tuesday for licenses, registrations, ID cards and other in-person transactions, leading to long lines at many locations with cars backed up for miles.Perhaps the biggest change is that each MVC location has been designated as either a Vehicle Center (no license transactions) or a Licensing Center (no registration transactions),...
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