FOID Bill Strengthening Enforcement For Revoked Cards Will Head To Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois house on Wednesday passed a Firearm Owner Identification card law change that would strengthen law enforcement’s ability to retrieve guns from those with suspended or revoked FOID cards and allow for voluntary fingerprinting to expedite renewals. Renewals FOID card applicants would not be required to submit fingerprints, but if they do, […]

Dems’ $42B Budget Plan Held Back From Pritzker As Energy Deal Stalls — Again

SPRINGFIELD – While many Illinoisans spent Memorial Day off from work or maybe at a barbecue, Democrats in the General Assembly introduced, debated, altered and voted to pass a $42 billion dollar spending plan in just 24 hours early Monday into early Tuesday morning. The new state budget, which is slated to take effect July 1, […]

Judge Finds Firearm Ownership Card Law Invalid – As Applied To One Illinois Woman

SPRINGFIELD — For the second time, a county judge in southern Illinois has ruled the state’s Firearm Owner Identification Card law unconstitutional, as applied to one state resident, Vivian Brown. The ruling from Judge T. Scott Webb means the Illinois Supreme Court will, also for the second time, be in a position to decide whether […]

GOP House Members Renew Calls For Gun License Reforms Amid Delays

SPRINGFIELD — 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, […]