FOID http://northernpublicradio.org en Mental Health Restrictions Tougher Under Concealed Carry http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mental-health-restrictions-tougher-under-concealed-carry <p>The state of Illinois has taken another step toward regulating who may get a concealed-carry permit. The Department of Human Services has created an <a href="http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=69194&amp;newssidebar=27893">on-line database for mental health professionals</a> to report people who pose a “clear and present danger” to themselves or others.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:18:14 +0000 Susan Stephens 41719 at http://northernpublicradio.org Mental Health Restrictions Tougher Under Concealed Carry 60-Day Wait For FOID Card http://northernpublicradio.org/post/60-day-wait-foid-card <p>Illinois officials say there is a <a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidinfo.cfm" target="_blank">two month wait </a>for a Firearm Owner's Identification card. More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received so far this month. That's on-track to be a program record.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:54:56 +0000 WNIJ 27483 at http://northernpublicradio.org 60-Day Wait For FOID Card Illinois lawmaker says it's up to State Police to fix FOID problems http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmaker-says-its-state-police-fix-foid-problems <p>A recent <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-03/news/ct-met-foid-card-audit-20120504_1_state-audit-gun-rights-card-requirement/2">audit</a> says Illinois&#39; gun owner registration program creates public safety issues.&nbsp; But Republican Representative <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/house/rep.asp?MemberID=1129">Jim Durkin</a> doesn&#39;t expect the legislature to intervene anytime soon.&nbsp; Tue, 08 May 2012 12:10:16 +0000 Mike Moen 11350 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Audit Finds Problems with FOID Program http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-audit-finds-problems-foid-program <p><font size="5">Illinois&#39; Firearm Owners Identification program has a heap of problems. That&#39;s according to an audit released this week. The state Auditor General says some of those problems put public safety at risk. The report says too often state police don&#39;t know when they grant FOID cards if the applicant has a disqualifying mental health condition. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:18:58 +0000 WNIJ & IPR 9717 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Audit Finds Problems with FOID Program