(Undated) — Illinois residents can put off worrying about getting a new federal ID to replace drivers’ licenses for at least a couple more years. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that currently-accepted IDs will still work for airport security checkpoints until January 2018, and in some cases longer, after it was previously announced they wouldn’t be accepted starting Sunday due to provisions in the 2005 Real ID Act. The law requires states issuing drivers’ licenses to implement several security measures, but Illinois is one of five states to object to the requirements.
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