FOID Card Renewal

GOP House Members Renew Calls for Gun License Reforms Amid Delays

Dec 9, 2020

Four GOP state House lawmakers on Wednesday voiced complaints from their central and southern Illinois constituents who say they have waited months after applying for new or renewed gun ownership licenses without an update from the Illinois State Police amid an unprecedented volume of applications this year.

Reps. Avery Bourne, R-Morrisonville, CD Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis and Mike Marron, R-Fithian, repeated their criticisms of the Firearm Ownership Identification card and concealed carry license systems during a virtual news conference.

State Police Extending FOID Card Renewals

Apr 9, 2020

Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A group of Republican lawmakers is criticizing the state for failing to process FOID card renewals in a timely manner.

A pair of gun-rights groups have sued the Illinois State Police for taking too long to process paperwork required to own and carry firearms.

Changes in rural addresses in Hardin County are causing issues when some residents apply for and renew FOID and Concealed Carry Licenses.

State Representative Patrick Windhorst says the fee is a concern.

State of Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday signed four pieces of legislation related to public safety.

One encourages police officers to seek mental health treatment, without jeopardizing their career.

Illinois State Police are urging Firearm Owners Identification card holders to apply early as many come up for renewal.