Your Illinois driving record is an extremely important document. The
information that shows up on your driving record can influence your
insurance rates, affect your current or future employment, and even
determine whether or not you get to maintain your driving privileges!
Also, Illinois driving records are public records. Anyone can order a
copy of yours, and although they would not be able to get personal
information such as your home address, they can still see your driving
history, including any accidents or violations. For these reasons, it's
important to check your driving record periodically to make sure all
the information on it is correct. Remember, the Illinois Secretary of
State's office can make mistakes, too. However, if you are considering
applying for a new job or new insurance, it's imperative that you see
what's on your driving record before you do. After all, the more you
know, the better you'll be able to prepare yourself.