Illinois State Police not required to release FOID information, court rules

Submitted by LDieringer on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:09am

From The Rock River Times:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police officials announced Dec. 8 they are not required to release the names and addresses of individuals who possess Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) cards based on a Peoria County Circuit Court ruling.

The court also found the release of names is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which permanently bars the Illinois State Police from revealing the identities of the state’s firearm owners.