COVID-19 Pandemic Brings 167% Increase In FOID Card Applications, Growing Processing Delays; ISP Director Says System Needs OverhaulISP's director said the state police would need help from lawmakers to streamline the FOID card system, which has become overwhelmed during the pandemic.
CBS 2 Investigators: Wait Times Keep Getting Longer For FOID Cards In Illinois"No one would wait 160 days for the Comcast guy to come to your house."
Surge In FOID Card Applications After Recent Violence Leads To BacklogApplications peaked at 4,916 on June 2 -- more than the previous eight days combined.
Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm PurchasesGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system.
Survivor Of Aurora Shooting Sues Illinois State Police For $2 MillionA survivor of the fatal shooting that killed five people last month has filed a lawsuit against Illinois State Police seeking $2 million in damages.
Lake County Sheriff To Crack Down On Revoked Firearm LicensesThe Lake County Sheriff’s Office has announced plans to increase enforcement of Firearm Owners Identification card revocations.
Aurora Man Facing Gun, Drug ChargesAn Aurora man is facing gun and drug charges after allegedly being caught with a firearm during a traffic stop.
Illinois State Police Reveal How Aurora Gunman's Mississippi Conviction Slipped Through The CracksIllinois State Police have said they now know how the gunman in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora factory was able to pass a background check for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, despite a felony conviction in Mississippi.
Gun Permit Demand Surges For First-Time Buyers In Cook CountyThe demand for gun permits is surging in Chicago, with thousands more Cook County residents applying for permits this past year.
New Gun Bill Would Require Buyers To Reveal Social Media HistoryRep. Daniel Didech is proposing gun buyers reveal their public social media accounts to Illinois police before they're approved for a firearm license.
Rauner Signs Law Allowing FOID Gun Permit Renewal Grace PeriodRauner's action Friday gives the state police 60 business days to review and approve FOID card renewals.
Throes Of Suburban Teachers Enroll In Free Gun TrainingGun laws restrict Illinois teachers from bringing firearms to school, but many are still learning how to shoot.
Teen Arrested For FOID Card ViolationsA Vernon Hills man is being charged with possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner's Identification card and possession of ammunition without a FOID card.
Morton Residents Shocked At Waffle House Suspect's Arrest; Father Could Face ChargesTravis Reinking’s father also could face criminal charges, for giving him back several guns after officials revoked Reinking's Firearm Owners Identification card.
Police: Woman With FOID Card Bought And Sold Guns For ProfitA northwest suburban woman with a valid FOID card has been charged with buying guns and selling them on the street for profit.