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Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Sweeping Changes To How Illinois FOID Card System Works

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday signed sweeping changes to the state's Firearm Owners Identification card system.

The CBS 2 Investigators have been tracking huge backlogs in the application process, pushing the average processing time to four-times longer than the 30-days required by law.

The new law streamlines the FOID card system, allowing Illinois State Police to create electronic records.

It creates a combined FOID and concealed carry license, and cardholders can apply to renew their license six-months before it expires.

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