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Illinois Concealed Carry

Which Illinois Counties Have the Most Concealed Carry Permits?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois became the last state in the union to legalized the carrying of concealed weapons nearly two years ago. The Illinois State Police began issuing concealed carry licenses to residents in the spring of 2014.

Woman Shot After Man Mistakes Gun Left On City Bus For A Toy

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

A Chicago woman was grazed by a bullet Wednesday morning after a handgun was left unattended on a city bus seat. Police say the woman was riding th...

Gun Rights Lobbyists Won't Be Happy Until They Can Pack Heat In A Library

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

As the first crop of Illinois gun owners receive concealed carry permits this week, the state's gun rights lobbyists are already vowing to push the la...

Concealed Carry Permits In Highest Demand Downstate, In The 'Burbs

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

The numbers are in and some 23,000 Illinoisans have applied for concealed carry permits since the application to do so went live last week. Accordi...

The Wrong Way to Enforce Concealed Carry Laws

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Cook County sheriff is known to be an opponent of concealed carry, and while his stated objections to the new law have gained him some kudos with the gun control crew, he hasn't exactly endeared himself to those who hold the opposite point of view.

10 Of Illinois' Most Important New Laws In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

2013 was a busy year for the Illinois legislature. While two of their most headline-grabbing achievements -- pension reform legislation and the marria...

Sheriff Slams Concealed Carry Law As A 'Monstrosity'

Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

With Illinois' new concealed carry law set to take effect next month, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is once again taking aim at the legislation he call...

LOOK: A Sign O' The Times?

Posted 10.15.2013 | Chicago

Illinoisans planning to pack heat when the state's new concealed carry law goes into effect in January should get used to seeing this sign: Fri...

Chicago Dumps Decades-Old Gun Registry In Win For NRA

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago

By Renita Young CHICAGO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Chicago on Wednesday reluctantly abolished a 45-year-old requirement that gun owners reg...

Proposal To Ban Guns From All Boozy Bars, Restos Advances

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

Updated story In the wake of the state's new concealed carry law being approved earlier this year, a plan that would require all bars and restauran...

Do We Need Gun Insurance for Concealed Carry Permits?

Tom Harvey | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Some people do believe that guns do make us safer, but a lot of people are not comfortable knowing that anyone around them may be armed. The risk from criminals with illegal guns is bad enough, but a shootout in a public place is much scarier.

What's Next For Concealed Carry In Illinois

Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

Gun rights supporters notched a victory Tuesday after Illinois lawmakers shot down Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on the same da...

Showdown On Nation's Last-Standing Concealed Carry Ban Looms

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

The day is almost upon Illinois. After a lengthy and heated battle in courts and at the statehouse, Tuesday marks the state's court-mandated deadli...

Quinn Calls Guns In Bars A Prescription For Violence'

Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago

In a Friday announcement made from one of Chicago's busiest, most bar and restaurant-heavy districts, Gov. Pat Quinn urged lawmakers to accept his pro...

Gov. Quinn Wants To Make Gun Bill Stricter, Uses Amendatory Veto

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday morning announced that he hopes to rewrite the state's new concealed carry bill -- approved by the legis...

Gov. Quinn Takes Action On Concealed Carry After Delay

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn will make a public appearance Tuesday in Chicago to take action on a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry guns in public. The fa...

Rahm Wants Tougher Assault Weapon Law, Stiffer Fines In 'Safety Zones'

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

As an Illinois bill that would permit statewide concealed carry awaits Gov. Pat Quinn's verdict, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving to toughen the c...

A Gun Shop Owner's Perspective: Why Illinois Should Not Pass the Concealed Carry Law

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Illinois legislature has just passed a concealed-carry bill and the governor may have no choice but to sign it into law. The law has parts that are silly, parts that are stupid, and parts that are just bizarre. Did the folks in Springfield even read the bill before they voted?

Gay Marriage, Concealed Carry Among Big Issues In Springfield

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers have less than 24 hours to resolve some big issues. Today is the scheduled adjournment of the legislature's spring ...

House's Concealed Carry Bill Defeated In Senate Committee

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

The Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate shot down a concealed carry bill that passed in the House last week and advanced their own revised version i...

New Concealed Carry Compromise Bill Emerges In House

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

UPDATE: The bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in a 13-3 vote Thursday. It will next be considered in a full House vote that could tak...

Senate Panel Advances High-Capacity Gun Magazine Ban

Posted 05.21.2013 | Chicago

After hearing emotional testimony from family members of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Senate Executive Committee on Monday advanced ...

New Concealed Carry Bill Would Require Special Chicago Police OK

Posted 05.16.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Thursday advanced a contentious concealed carry law that would require potential gun owners in Chicago to r...

Tom Dart Proposes Concealed Carry Ordinance For Cook County

Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

With the status of the state's new concealed carry law still in limbo, Sheriff Tom Dart has proposed a new ordinance he hopes will keep Cook County fr...

Supreme Court Gives Madigan Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has a bit more time to decide whether or not to appeal a federal court ruling that would force the last sta...