IDFPR Proposes New Deadline of June 8th for Needed Changes

Last week in the Capitol House Minority Leader Tony McCombie spoke out about the ongoing issues at the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). As delays have continued to affect Illinois residents in need of professional licenses to get to work, the prolonged issues at the agency have caused immense bipartisan frustration.

“This has been going on for years, and people’s lives shouldn’t be played with,” said Leader McCombie. The Representative’s district office has heard from countless constituents impacted by the delays and lack of communication at IDFPR. To create a solution to the problem, Leader McCombie filed legislation to facilitate a better process at the agency: the License Convenience Act (House Bill 4855) mandates the department to accept electronic payments for licenses and fees.

“My bill has bipartisan support, it provides a necessary solution, and I am incredibly disappointed it was prevented from moving forward,” said Leader McCombie. “This agency is completely mismanaged, and they’ve continued to be called out with no results.”

Read more about the ongoing issues at IDFPR here: IDFPR misses deadline to procure new professional licensing system |