FOID

New Database Requirements
6:18 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Mental Health Restrictions Tougher Under Concealed Carry

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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 on-line database for mental health professionals to report people who pose a “clear and present danger” to themselves or others.

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-Illinois
6:54 am
Wed March 27, 2013

60-Day Wait For FOID Card

Credit University of Illinois Extension

Illinois officials say there is a two month wait 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.

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Government
7:10 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Illinois lawmaker says it's up to State Police to fix FOID problems

A recent audit says Illinois' gun owner registration program creates public safety issues.  But Republican Representative Jim Durkin doesn't expect the legislature to intervene anytime soon. 

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Government
5:18 am
Fri April 6, 2012

State Audit Finds Problems with FOID Program

Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification program has a heap of problems. That'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't know when they grant FOID cards if the applicant has a disqualifying mental health condition. The audit also found 70% of revoked registration cards never get back to police. The Illinois State Police says the number of requests for FOID cards has steadily increased over the past few years, but its resources are limited.