FOID http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judge rules in favor of gun owners in FOID case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-rules-favor-gun-owners-foid-case <p>The leader of the Illinois State Rifle Association says he&#39;s pleased a Peoria judge signed an order barring the state police from releasing the names of 1.3 million firearm owner identification cardholders.</p><p>Richard Pearson says the order signed this week is further protection for gun owners, who won a similar victory this year when the state Senate passed a bill prohibiting public disclosure of people with FOID cards.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:52:23 +0000 The Associated Press 2641 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge rules in favor of gun owners in FOID case Quinn signs bill keeping names of registered gun owners private http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-bill-keeping-names-registered-gun-owners-private <p>Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3500&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=60929&amp;SessionID=84">legislation</a> that exempts the names of Illinois residents with a Firearms Owner ID card from the state&#39;s Freedom of Information Act.</p> Sat, 02 Jul 2011 19:39:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn signs bill keeping names of registered gun owners private Names of licensed gun owners in Ill. likely to remain private http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/names-licensed-gun-owners-ill-likely-remain-private <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Luke Runyon used in this report. </em></p><p>A plan to prohibit public disclosure of licensed gun owners is headed to the Governor, who has indicated he supports it.</p><p>The 42 to 1 Senate vote Friday would overturn a ruling earlier this year by Attorney General Lisa Madigan&#39;s office that the names are public under the Freedom of Information Act.</p><p>Madigan responded after the Illinois State Police refused to release the names to reporters.&nbsp; Roughly one million people are registered to own firearms in Illinois.</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 20:17:14 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 1279 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Names of licensed gun owners in Ill. likely to remain private Ill. legislation would bar release of gun permit info http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-legislation-would-bar-release-gun-permit-info <p>Names of people authorized to own guns would be declared secret under <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HB&amp;DocNum=3500&amp;GAID=11&amp;SessionID=84&amp;LegID=60929">legislation</a> approved by the Illinois House.</p><p>The state police would be barred from releasing information on people who have Firearm Owner Identification cards.</p><p>The House approved the bill 98-12 Friday. It now heads to the Senate.</p><p>The attorney general ruled last month that the list of people with FOID cards must be released under the state Freedom of Information Act.</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:11:49 +0000 The Associated Press 916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. legislation would bar release of gun permit info Ill. AG delays action on gun permit records http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-ag-delays-action-gun-permit-records <p>Action on releasing information about Illinois gun permits is being postponed until a court finishes reviewing the issue.</p><p>Attorney General <a href="http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/">Lisa Madigan</a>&#39;s office said Friday it will halt all procedural steps on its ruling that the names of people with Firearm Owner Identification cards should be made public.</p><p>A Peoria court has issued a restraining order barring release of the information.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:00:38 +0000 The Associated Press 757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. AG delays action on gun permit records Ill. Atty. general: state police should release FOID card list http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-atty-general-state-police-should-release-foid-card-list <p><strong>Updated 4:07 p.m. March 1, 2011 with statement from Illinois State Police</strong></p><p>The Illinois State Police released a statement this afternoon in disagreement with the Attorney General&#39;s recommendation:</p><p>&quot;The Illinois State Police respectfully disagrees with the recent opinion of the Attorney General&#39;s Public Access Counselor (PAC) regarding the release of names of Firearm Owner Identification cardholders. The Department intends to request that the PAC issue a binding opinion so that the issue may be resolved through the judicial process.&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:28:08 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Atty. general: state police should release FOID card list