Only a few officials in the law enforcement community actually supported the bill including Curran, who says the bill will make highways safer by making sure illegal aliens have insurance. But Kelly, Chairman of the Safer Families Coalition, says that Illinois has a history of fraud and abuse of power in issuing driver’s licenses, including a recent Chinatown driver’s license fraud ring involving the Secretary of State’s office. He also says that no proof of insurance is required upfront to get a license and very little is required from applicants to prove identity.
“I understand that Sheriff Curran wants to run for Attorney General but first he needs to understand the definition of the word illegal.”
Both House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, and House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego, were forced to substitute members to replace critics on the transportation panel to ensure safe passage of the bill to the House floor on Monday.
DATE: January 10, 2012
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Mundelein Comfort Inn, 517 Illinois 83 Mundelein, IL 60060