CHICAGO | Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday.
CHICAGO | The director of the Illinois State Police has turned down a request from the Cook County Sheriff's office for help in vetting applicants for concealed carry permits under the state's new firearms law.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans soon will be able to apply for permits to carry loaded weapons in public, but the application process will be online only.
SPRINGFIELD | The number of instructors approved to train Illinoisans applying to carry concealed weapons jumped to more than 450 this week.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans shouldn’t have to undergo as much training or pay as much to get a permit to carry loaded weapons in public, one state lawmaker says.
CALUMET CITY | Count Calumet City among Illinois municipalities that may respond to a new state law permitting people to carry firearms in public by enacting their own limits, in particular relating to so-called assault weapons.
ROSEMONT, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he doesn't feel pressure to act quickly on whether to sign a concealed carry bill, even as lawmakers from his own party have pleaded for him to hurry up before a court-ordered deadline next month.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois would join the rest of the nation by allowing the carrying of concealed weapons under legislation approved by the General Assembly on Friday — hours before lawmakers were scheduled to adjourn for the summer and days before a federal court's deadline.
HARRISBURG | A Southern Illinois lawmaker on Tuesday filed a bill to legalize concealed carry in the state.
In December, the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Illinois could no longer sustain a complete ban on the public carrying of concealed weapons. Judicious as that ban was, it could not withstand the court’s ruling. As a result, the Illinois General Assembly must develop legislatio…
SPRINGFIELD | State lawmakers say the murder of students and staff at a Connecticut grade school Friday may shape the looming debate on a new law allowing Illinoisans to walk the streets with loaded, concealed weapons.
SPRINGFIELD | Five Republican congressmen from Illinois have signed on to an effort to allow residents in their home state to legally carry concealed weapons.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn dealt what could be a deadly blow Tuesday to efforts to legalize concealed weapons in Illinois.
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