The Illinois State Police (ISP) says that adding more staff and upgrading their technology has resulted in a lot less waiting time (or significantly reduced wait times) for Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards.
It's perfectly understandable that you may have forgotten about Illinois' REAL ID while dealing with a more than a year of pandemic-related issues. I'm just here to remind you that Federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel in just six months.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) are well aware of the incredible backlog of Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Cards (FOID) and concealed-carry licenses (CCL) waiting to be renewed, and because of that, they've given a 150-day extension to those of us who've seen our cards expire.
As you plan our who you'll be sending Christmas cards to, remember to include a card or two for our military. Just announced yesterday by Illinois First Lady, Diana Rauner, you can join our state in spreading holiday cheer to our service men and women.