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Resource ID: #18814
Subject: Transportation
Source: Sun-Times (Chicago)
Date: June 17, 19, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 6, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, Dec. 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14



The Sun-Times reports on the prevalence of improperly unlicensed drivers on the streets of Chicago. The series reveals that many walk out of traffic courts with suspended or revoked licenses, and drive away. According to 1999 statistics for the state of Illinois, more than 73,000 scofflaws were caught driving on suspended or revoked licenses. Still, many have been driving without a license for years and decades. The stories point out that one in five drivers in fatal crashes is improperly licensed, according to an AAA study. The investigation has taken on added importance after a deadly string of accidents involving drivers without license.

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