turner 050922SPRINGFIELD –State Senator Doris Turner announced the opening of a firearm assistance kiosk to be located in Springfield to help Central Illinoisans navigate legally obtaining and possessing firearms.

“Helping our communities engage in safe and responsible gun ownership is one critical way we can reduce the negative impacts of firearms in the state,” said Turner (D-Chicago). “By expanding ISP kiosk locations, we provide quicker access to the invaluable services they provide aimed at encouraging lawful firearm possession.”

This new facility is the latest addition to the existing firearm assistance kiosks, now bringing the number of operating locations in the state to four. These kiosks offer one-on-one, in-person assistance for residents looking to submit or update their applications for FOID cards and CCLs.

These kiosks became available to the public at the end of last year to assist Illinoisans who might not have reliable access to internet at home. In addition to helping prospective firearm owners submit and update applications, their services also include assistance with starting, updating and completing accounts online. They also offer information relevant to legally owning a firearm in Illinois. This fourth firearm assistance kiosk will further the state’s mission to streamline the application and renewal process of FOID cards and CCLs while also reducing the backlog. 

“The Illinois State Police has worked diligently to improve FOID and CCL customer service by setting up kiosk locations where people can get in-person assistance, and by working to eliminate backlogs,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “Currently, ISP is able to process all new applications within the state-mandated time frames.”

The Springfield facility is located at 801 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62703. Regular hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.