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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRETE | Village officials accept the idea that local residents will be able to obtain special permits to carry firearms for self-protection.
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.
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…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A permit to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois could cost about $242, according to an Illinois State Police estimate.
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