A decision by the Attorney General to make information available to the public about citizens with Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) cards incited a firestorm of controversy during the week at the Illinois Capitol, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Also during the week, new Senator Darin LaHood of Peoria was welcomed by his colleagues and the beleaguered Acting Director of the Illinois State Police was moved to a new position as Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).

State law enforcement officials and lawmakers alike oppose a decision released February 28 by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that the names of FOID card holders are considered public information. The ruling came in response to an Associated Press Freedom of Information Act request for information on Illinois’ FOID card holders." />

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