Here's the reply I got from my state reps. office: I just talked to the State Police in Springfield and unfortunately I do not have great news. Apparently the State Police are weeks behind and now with the new conceal and carry legislation, they are trying to get certification ready for that. I was told it could be another 3-4 weeks before they will get their FOID cards. They are both still in the background check process. I would be glad to check back again in another week if you would like. So in other words more excuses which now include what they perceive as the added burden of having to deal with the new carry legislation.