Originally Posted by RandyK
By law the ISP is not supposed to take more than 30 days to approve or deny an FOID.
That is correct. Back in the fall and mid-winter, ISP was having tremendous difficulty turning around applications in less than 60 days. It was due in large part to the HUGE increase in application volume. Many citizens considered their slow turnaround time to be deliberate, but as a LEO I had an occasion to speak to command personnel (on another matter, but we discussed applications) and in reality it was that they simply couldn't keep up. They appear to be getting back to normal.
I'm not a fan of the FOID program, but I did support the fee increase from $5 to $10 some time ago. If the state is going to require a FOID program, at least it should be funded well enough to secure staffing that is adequate to get citizens their cards in a timely manner.