No they are not sending out renewal notices via postal and/or email in all cases. And yes, I had an updated online registered account.
Yes, my wife got one yesterday along with a new FOID,
Whether they have been, are, or will be in the future, everyone should keep in mind they we are individually responsible to keep track of our cards expiration dates. "I did not receive a notification" is not a legal argument if your card expires.
What?! Thanks for the news flash, but if I stated that I did NOT get a renewal notice before my expiration date, which is the topic at hand. I think it's pretty obvious on order to make such a post, I was aware of my expiration date and was able to renew on my own, on time without a reminder, right?
The point is, the ISP is absolutely NOT sending renewal notices in all cases, Period. That was the question posed. Some are reporting getting reminders but I've seen plenty in other threads in the same boat with me.