Illinois driver’s license deemed not secure enough for feds

Springfield (AP) — An Illinois driver’s license won’t be enough identification to get into most federal facilities after Jan. 10 when the state’s exemption from federal Real ID requirements ends. By summer, it could mean Illinois driver’s licenses won’t be accepted as identification for commercial airplane flights. Illinois Secretary of State’s office spokesman David Druker says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified Illinois that its request for an extension has been denied. Illinois previously was granted two one-year extensions.