FOID Renewal Rumor in Illinois FOID Application, Renewal & Appeal Process Posted May 1, 2019 at 03:07 PM · Edited May 1, 2019 at 03:11 PM by chicagoresident The reason I don't believe this story is because so many people have posted right here at Illinoiscarry.com that they've never been able to talk to a live person when they've called the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau. i don't doubt Jag-Bag Pritzker would tell the ISP to slow-walk everything and never send anything out before the due date. I just find it hard to believe that there are enough people in the bureau for anyone to answer the phone.I was looking at the Illinois budget, most years they don't spend the money allocated to FOID on the program, it gets misappropriated elsewhere. This year they intend to spend more then last year but not the full amount. If you notice they've gotten quite the windfall in budgetary allowances from some of the other gun grabbing schemes so maybe it is resulting in more phone staff? Budget numbers are x $1000 Notice the big uptick in CCW administration? Allocation is the same but they actually intend to spend the full allocation this year. My guess is this was stepped up after the Rockford shooting. It doesn't look good when budgets for a program are allocated via the passing of a gun control law, then spent elsewhere on the state (robbed), and the program fails to save lives like promised (we all know they fail from the start). At least when they fail burning through the full budget allocation they can get more money appropriated.