SPRINGFIELD (IOCI RADIO) – One issue that didn’t get resolved during the spring legislative session: fixing Illinois’ FOID Card backlog.
Dueling bills were debated in the House and Senate, with one big difference between the two. One requires submitting fingerprints to get a FOID Card, the other, sponsored by State Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria, only requires fingerprints if those interested want a card that never expires.
Some, like State Sen. Darren Bailey, argued against the card entirely.
Neither of the bill cleared both chambers. Lawmakers said they will continue working on the legislation.