(625 ILCS 5/6-704)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-704)
Applications for new licenses.
Upon application for a license to drive, the licensing authority in a
party state shall ascertain whether the applicant has ever held, or is the
holder of a license to drive issued by any other party state. The licensing
authority in the state where application is made shall not issue a license
to drive to the applicant if:
1. The applicant has held such a license, but the
same has been suspended by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such suspension period has not terminated.
2. The applicant has held such a license, but the
same has been revoked by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such revocation has not terminated, except that after the expiration of one year from the date the license was revoked, such person may make application for a new license if permitted by law. The licensing authority may refuse to issue a license to any such applicant if, after investigation, the licensing authority determines that it will not be safe to grant to such person the privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the public highways.
3. The applicant is the holder of a license to drive
issued by another party state and currently in force unless the applicant surrenders this license, except that if an applicant is applying only for a non-domiciled commercial learner's permit or non-domiciled commercial driver's license, the applicant is not required to surrender the license issued by the applicant's state or country of domicile.
(Source: P.A. 98-176 (see Section 10 of P.A. 98-722 and Section 10 of P.A. 99-414 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 98-176).)