The Daily Northwestern

Despite new upgrades in July, Illinois state IDs will not be federally compliant

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 17, 2016

Illinois IDs will be upgraded with anti-counterfeiting and identity theft features starting in July, but the cards will still not be compliant with federal standards. The issue has prevented Illinois residents from using their IDs ...

Illinois IDs no longer federally compliant

Robin Opsahl, Assistant City Editor

January 5, 2016

Illinois residents will need more than their driver’s licenses to get into airports and federal buildings, as state IDs will no longer comply with federal law beginning Jan. 10. The Department of Homeland Security denied I...