FOID

Illinois & Firearms
1:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Judge rules in favor of gun owners in FOID case

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The leader of the Illinois State Rifle Association says he's pleased a Peoria judge signed an order barring the state police from releasing the names of 1.3 million firearm owner identification cardholders.

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.

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FOID Cards
2:39 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Quinn signs bill keeping names of registered gun owners private

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation keeping the names of registered gun owners in Illinois secret.
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Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that exempts the names of Illinois residents with a Firearms Owner ID card from the state's Freedom of Information Act.

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Illinois & Firearms
3:17 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Names of licensed gun owners in Ill. likely to remain private

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Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon used in this report.

A plan to prohibit public disclosure of licensed gun owners is headed to the Governor, who has indicated he supports it.

The 42 to 1 Senate vote Friday would overturn a ruling earlier this year by Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office that the names are public under the Freedom of Information Act.

Madigan responded after the Illinois State Police refused to release the names to reporters.  Roughly one million people are registered to own firearms in Illinois.

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Illinois & Firearms
12:11 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

Ill. legislation would bar release of gun permit info

The Illinois Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.
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Names of people authorized to own guns would be declared secret under legislation approved by the Illinois House.

The state police would be barred from releasing information on people who have Firearm Owner Identification cards.

The House approved the bill 98-12 Friday. It now heads to the Senate.

The attorney general ruled last month that the list of people with FOID cards must be released under the state Freedom of Information Act.

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

Ill. AG delays action on gun permit records

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said that it will halt all procedural steps on its ruling that the names of people with Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards should be made public.
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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.

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Illinois & Firearms
3:28 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Ill. Atty. general: state police should release FOID card list

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Updated 4:07 p.m. March 1, 2011 with statement from Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police released a statement this afternoon in disagreement with the Attorney General's recommendation:

"The Illinois State Police respectfully disagrees with the recent opinion of the Attorney General'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."

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