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FOID card problems: Calumet City woman gets card with wrong picture after yearlong wait

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Complaints about Illinois' firearm ID cards continue, this time from a woman who said she waited a year to get her FOID only to get a card with a stranger's picture on it.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There are new complaints about Illinois' firearm ID, or FOID, cards, this time from a woman in Calumet City who said after waiting nearly a year for her credentials, only to get a card with a stranger's face on it. Koffie Brown said she has no clue who the man in the picture is, and can't get the state to fix the problem. She said she never thought it would take this long to receive her FOID card and now she's wondering if she'll have to wait another year for the state to get it right. "I'm ready to purchase a firearm," Brown said.

You should not have a citizen waiting a year. "ISP said they are currently requesting legislation that would help streamline the firearm credentialing process, like consolidating the FOID and CCL card into a single card, and creating an electronic card that can be instantly updated. Brown said the state finally did get back to her and said she should receive her new card, but didn't say when. To see average wait times for FOID card and CCLs, click here.

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