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Conceal Carry

Quinn to talk to lawmakers about police resources

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to talk to the Legislature about making sure state police have enough resources at their disposal to deal with a backlog of applications for gun ownership.

October 05, 2013 12:00 am

County concerned about unqualified firearms owners getting conceal carry permits

CHICAGO | Cook County officials are concerned people who are not qualified to carry firearms will inadvertently be issued state permits allowing them to carry weapons for self-defense.

October 02, 2013 3:50 pm

Lawmakers: More gun instructors needed

SPRINGFIELD | With Illinois getting ready to join the rest of the nation in allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons, two state lawmakers are raising concerns about the number of instructors being certified to provide training.

September 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Court sets arguments in Ill. concealed-carry case

ST. LOUIS | Gun rights advocates trying to force a ruling to make Illinois' concealed-carry law take immediate effect will have to wait at least more than a month for the decision from a federal appeals court.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am

Appeals court denies immediate Ill. conceal-carry

ST. LOUIS | A federal appeals court has refused an urgent request by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledgling concealed-carry law, though the panel has decided to give the matter a speedy review.

August 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Crete determining how to restrict firearms on village property

CRETE | Village officials accept the idea that local residents will be able to obtain special permits to carry firearms for self-protection.

July 27, 2013 10:45 pm

Ill. guns bill goes to House floor, Senate objects

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A compromise plan on concealed weapons heading for a House floor vote drew swift opposition Thursday from Gov. Pat Quinn, whose office called it a "massive overreach" because of the way it would curb local firearms regulations.

May 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Cities could restrict places for guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Illinois senator seeking to keep some restrictions on concealed guns in place after a federal judge found the state's ban unconstitutional said Tuesday that his compromise plan would allow large cities to customize their lists of places that are off limits to otherwise…

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hearing focuses on concealed weapons law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A permit to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois could cost about $242, according to an Illinois State Police estimate.

February 19, 2013 8:00 pm
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