Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office said Tuesday that beginning in July 2016, applicants will no longer be issued a license or identification card.
Instead they will receive a temporary paper driver's license or ID that's good for 45 days. They'll also receive their old ID with a hole punch. Those will serve as identification and are good for air travel.
The office then will send the applicant's information to a secure facility in Illinois for a fraud check. The state will then send the applicant via mail a more secure license or ID within 15 days. These changes will help the state comply with federal Official ID standards.