Gov. Blagojevich expands programs in wake of crash
Inside This Issue that takes five young lives
Special guest column on
Smoke Free Illinois law . . . 2
New chief legal
counsel named. . . . . . . . . 3
Illinois’ tobacco retailers
exceed Synar target . . . . . 3
“Tackling” the underage
drinking problem . . . . . . 4
FAQs about the
BASSET Program . . . . . . 6
“We Card Hard” pack . . 7
Illinois e-Services make
it easy to file . . . . . . . . . . 8
FREE ILCC materials . . . 8
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New design for Illinois drivers’ licenses, ID cards
The State of Illinois has begun issuing newly designed drivers’ licenses and state identification cards
at all Secretary of State driver licensing facilities in Illinois. In addition to the design changes,
license classifications (which remain unchanged) are designated by the new color scheme below:
• New Drivers’ Licenses: Red color bar, text is “DRIVER’S LICENSE” (see sample below).
• New Commercial Drivers’ Licenses (CDL): Red color bar, text is “CDL”.
• New Temporary Visitor Drivers’ Licenses (TVDL): Purple color bar, text is “TVDL”.
• New Identification Cards (ID): Green color bar, text is “ID CARD” (see sample below).
On the back of this card, the following text is now included: “FOR IDENTIFICATION
PURPOSES ONLY. NOT A LICENSE TO DRIVE.”
The new card is made of a different material and produced with updated technology, allowing for
more security features to verify its authenticity. These features include a ghost image, guilloche
patterns (fine lines), a UV feature, and microtext.
Please visit the “Latest News” section on our home page
www.state.il.us/LCC for a direct link to more details
on the new card design, or visit the Illinois Secretary of
State’s website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
ILCC News Volume XXIV
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(Red bar = Under 21)
Card type indicator
Date of Birth
New Driver’s License (over 21)
New Under 21