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Driver's Licenses May Not Be Flyer Friendly Starting Next Year

As if flying today didn't bring enough headaches, Illinoisans could see the hassle surge at the likes of O'Hare, Midway and even smaller regional airports.

Don't blame the airlines, local officials or TSA though.

Reports find residents may not be able to use driver's licenses as identification to fly starting next year. Because a birth certificate isn't required to obtain a license, Illinois licenses don't comply with a 2005 federal ID law. The Secretary of State's office says it's up to lawmakers to approve 100 to 150 million dollars in funding to make that change.

In 2016, Homeland Security officials could force Illinoisans to use a passport or military ID.

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