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#121 ilphil

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Considering it took 17 days from when I mailed my renewal to when they cashed my check, I am not expecting to see my new card before the end of March.
But, on the 31st day I will be in touch with my state senator. :whistle:

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

I'm jealous of you guys' response times!
I mailed my application (not renewal) in on Jan. 17th, they cashed the check on the 20th, I'm still waiting :whistle:
I called my rep, the aide took all my info and told me their current wait time is 50 days, clearly you guys are beating their wait time by a lot.


Your Rep's aid told you 50 days? You may want to remind your Representative (aka elected official) that IL law says 30 days from the date of receipt of the application.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

How do we hold the ISP accountable for this? Or should we be finding a way to hold the A.G. Responsible?
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

just adds to the argument to do away with the foid card or make it a lifetime card.Since NICS is in place the question is -WHY ? the Foid Act has lived past its usefulness (????)let it RIP

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:18 AM


I'm jealous of you guys' response times!
I mailed my application (not renewal) in on Jan. 17th, they cashed the check on the 20th, I'm still waiting :thumbsup:
I called my rep, the aide took all my info and told me their current wait time is 50 days, clearly you guys are beating their wait time by a lot.


Your Rep's aid told you 50 days? You may want to remind your Representative (aka elected official) that IL law says 30 days from the date of receipt of the application.


Yes, she told me the current wait time was 50 days, and said something about that it said 50 days on my application, I corrected her and told her my application said 30 days and that it was my understanding that I should hear the yay or nay within 30 days, that's when she took my information and promised to check on it for me, she did sound exasperated at that point. I didn't read too much into it, I figured she doesn't like being on hold with the ISP either.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

Sounds like she needs to call Todd

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

Success!
My rep's aide just called, she heard back from the ISP, they printed my card on the 28th!

Edit: so my wait is right around 40 days.

Edited by miztic, 01 March 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

I mailed my FOID application on January 30th, check was cashed on Febuary 6th. Today is March 1st and haven't received anything yet. So annoying.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:42 AM

Application received on 2/27. check cashed on 2/29. Now we play the waiting game.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

I mailed my FOID application on January 30th, check was cashed on Febuary 6th. Today is March 1st and haven't received anything yet. So annoying.


Make the call. It still took mine another week but the more calls they recieve about this the better.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

Mailed my application today - should go out tomorrow with the mail.

Had to send copies of out of state DL and military ID (plus orders) to augment my application. Hope this does not slow them up too much...gotta drive through some extra hoops since I don't have a IL DL.

Oh well...can't wait to see this silly card!
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

Good luck, and I can't wait to see this silly card GO AWAY!!
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

New member here, after lurking for a while. In the fall, I mailed my wife's FOID application and she received hers in well under 30 days. She has an honest face; what else could it be?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Considering it took 17 days from when I mailed my renewal to when they cashed my check, I am not expecting to see my new card before the end of March.
But, on the 31st day I will be in touch with my state senator. :Drunk emoticon:


It was in the mail today.
27 days from when I mailed my renewal (regular mail) and only 11 days from when my check was cashed.

The inconsistency of the wait times is enough to make you crazy. :no:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

45 days after they cashed our check The Mrs. Received her FOID card.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

45 days after they cashed our check The Mrs. Received her FOID card.


Did you call anyone?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:16 PM


45 days after they cashed our check The Mrs. Received her FOID card.

Did you call anyone?


I inquired via the ISP web contact page three days before it came but never received a reply. I e-mailed my Rep and he looked into it but that was the day before it came so I doubt he made a difference…

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:20 PM


My wife sent her apply on 12-18,check was cashed on 12-22. Regular mail. Her card was in the mail today.


In my few years of paying close attention to reports of issuance times, it seems that ladies get their cards much more quickly than men.


Lady at work just got hers - she says it was 3 weeks. (another recent convert BTW :) )

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

My check still has not been cashed...been 11 days. Man, all of these posts are worrying me. I need to buy another gun - this wait sucks.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

Mailed on Feb 22, Check Cashed on Feb 29. Received FOID Today. Mar 17. Not Too bad. Good luck to those still waiting.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Mine was around three weeks. I did notice they used my drivers license photo and not the one I sent in.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

My friend just called the ISP and they rudely told him "you shouldn't even be calling us if its not past 50 days". Outrageous!

I am writing my rep and maybe I will call them up myself and let them know their own site says 30 days.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

My friend just called the ISP and they rudely told him "you shouldn't even be calling us if its not past 50 days". Outrageous!

I am writing my rep and maybe I will call them up myself and let them know their own site says 30 days.


To heck with what their site says, the LAW says 30 days!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:24 AM


My friend just called the ISP and they rudely told him "you shouldn't even be calling us if its not past 50 days". Outrageous!

I am writing my rep and maybe I will call them up myself and let them know their own site says 30 days.


To heck with what their site says, the LAW says 30 days!


That's what I wrote to my rep. The law and their FAQ says thirty (30) days. He's new to getting his FOID so he just quietly said OK and hung up. Had I been on the phone I would have went nuts. ********.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

Mailed 04MAR, cashed my check the next week...GOT MY CARD TODAY!!!! LESS THAN 30 DAYS BABY! Heck, I don't even have a IL DL - thought it was gonna take forever. Buying a couple guns tonight!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Update: Friend is still waiting on his card. Called again and was told the exact same thing. He called 27 days after they cashed his check, and now it's on the 30 day mark.

Other than writing my rep what is an effective means of communicating my anger over this pathetic excuse for turn around time?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Update: Friend is still waiting on his card. Called again and was told the exact same thing. He called 27 days after they cashed his check, and now it's on the 30 day mark.

Other than writing my rep what is an effective means of communicating my anger over this pathetic excuse for turn around time?


I'd be a royal pain in the a$$ and call my rep. each and every day, starting on day 30.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Update: Friend is still waiting on his card. Called again and was told the exact same thing. He called 27 days after they cashed his check, and now it's on the 30 day mark.

Other than writing my rep what is an effective means of communicating my anger over this pathetic excuse for turn around time?


Have your friend send his information, name, address, date of application, date check cashed, etc to Todd Vandermyde. When he has time, Todd will check on it for him. He'll have it in a week unless he's got a valid reason not to (felony, domestic charges, etc.) Make sure your friend understands that Todd is the lobbyist for the NRA and if you and your friend are not members of the NRA, you ought to consider it. If you are members, a modest donation to the NRA-ILA might be in order.

Don't waste time calling the FOID site, all it does is raise your BP. Have your friend call his rep and politely explain what is going on. Who's your friend's rep/where is he located?? If he's friendly to 2A issues, it might be as quick to call the rep.

Notice I said CALL the rep. Personal conversation is always better in that case.

Either way, he'll get his card.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

I had an NRA membership a few years ago, but when it expired I was unemployed. It's on the to do list. I am an ISRA member though. Perhaps I will look into membership for a lifetime in the NRA this time.

He is in Frankfort IL, Will County. To the best of my knowledge it's a 2A friendly area; at least the County is. I will talk to him this weekend.

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:25 PM

I had an NRA membership a few years ago, but when it expired I was unemployed. It's on the to do list. I am an ISRA member though. Perhaps I will look into membership for a lifetime in the NRA this time.

He is in Frankfort IL, Will County. To the best of my knowledge it's a 2A friendly area; at least the County is. I will talk to him this weekend.

Thanks for the info.


Looking at the maps, he is probably in the 81st, Renee' Kosel's district. She was a yes for HB148 last year as were both the other reps that share Will county. Have him give her office a call tomorrow and see how that goes, if no satisfaction, move on to Todd.

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The Roman Empire fell due to a large, corrupt government, overspending, an overextended military, insecure borders, and the illegal immigration of Goths, barbarians (anyone who was not educated), and religious fanatics. Sound familiar?


"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
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Luke 11:21 - "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed." NASB





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