ISP Reports Reduced FOID Backlogs

Illinois State Police say they have significantly reduced the Firearm Owner Identification card backlog. Officials say backlog for renewals is down almost 90-percent, and the backlog is down 75-percent for new applications. Improvements made related to technology and processing, increased hiring, and new legislation are being credited for the reduction. A surge of applications in 2020 led to a new approach to processing card requests.