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Illinois Gun Ban

Judge Tosses Bid For Hastened Concealed Carry Law

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — Gun-rights advocates who failed to sway a federal judge into letting Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under th...

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...

Illinois Enacts Nation's Final Concealed Gun Law

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The last holdout on allowing the public possession of concealed guns, Illinois joined the rest of the nation Tuesday as lawmakers...

State Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto, OKs Concealed Carry

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate has joined the House in overriding Gov. Pat Quinn's changes to the state's concealed carry bill and approved the same legislation ...

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...

Dems Call For Gov. Quinn's Verdict On Gun Bill

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some Illinois Democrats on Thursday urged the governor to act quickly on legislation allowing the carrying of concealed weapons i...

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...

Concealed Carry Bill Opposed By Governor Approved In House Vote

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gun owners could carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the last state in the nation to prohibit it, under legislation that sw...

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...

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...

Gov. Quinn Wants Appeal Of Court's Concealed Carry Ruling

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's ...

Illinois' Request For Reconsidered Gun Ban Ruling Shot Down In Court

AP | SARA BURNETT and DON BABWIN | Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court on Friday narrowly rejected Illinois' request to reconsider a ruling that found the state's concealed carry weapons...

Madigan Seeks New Hearing On Illinois Concealed Carry Law

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 03.10.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois' attorney general on Tuesday asked the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the state's b...

Proposed Assault Weapons Ban Fails, Again, In Illinois

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Legislation that would have limited military-style assault weapons in Illinois was pulled from consideration Sunday after its sponsors admitted that t...

Battle's Just Begun Over Court's Concealed Carry Ruling

AP | DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETT | Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Backers of Illinois' ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal...

Prosecutor Refuses To Enforce State Gun Law

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges ...