Illinois & Firearms
4:00 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Ill. AG delays action on gun permit records

Action on releasing information about Illinois gun permits is being postponed until a court finishes reviewing the issue.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan'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.

A Peoria court has issued a restraining order barring release of the information.

Acting on a request from The Associated Press, Madigan's public access counselor ruled last month that FOID card records maintained by the state police are public documents. But a new request had to be submitted before the ruling could be enforced.

Madigan has now halted any enforcement action until the Peoria case is resolved.