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A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff’s Deputies Seizing Guns From People With Revoked Permits

A new team from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to seize guns from thousands of people whose state gun permits have been revoked.

07/26/2013

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Gun Owners Ask Courts To Let Them Carry Firearms In Public Right Away

Despite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed-carry victory at the Statehouse, gun-rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law and to seek immediate authority to begin carrying their firearms in public places.

07/11/2013

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Chicago Concealed-Carry Advocates Welcome New Law

Deborah Gowder says she can’t escape the danger of being mugged while walking the streets of her Englewood neighborhood, a place where she says she was attacked decades ago.

07/09/2013

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Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications

Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.

05/09/2013

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Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID Card

More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.

03/27/2013

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Big Jump In Gun Card Applications In Illinois Since Colorado Massacre

Since the mass murders in Colorado, interest in owning a gun appears to have spiked here in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

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Downstate Lawmaker: Politics, Economy Have Meant More FOID Cards

An Illinois lawmaker says state politics and the economy have helped increase the number of FOID card registrations over the past year.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2012

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Gun Owner Privacy Battle Headed To Court

The issue of gun owner privacy – or secrecy – is heading to the courts.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011