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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) – Lake County prosecutors were reviewing possible charges against a suburban man arrested Monday for bringing a gun to the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lake Forest.

WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 48-year-old Mark Fedder, of Westmont, was taken into custody shortly after the gates opened at 7 a.m. Monday at the Conway Farms Golf Club, when he tried to bring a concealed firearm into the club.

Police said a search of Fedder’s car turned up two more guns in the trunk.

Prosecutors were considering possible felony charges against Fedder.

Though Illinois recently passed a concealed carry law, it has yet to take effect, and no one has been issued a concealed carry permit. Illinois State Police are still working on certifying instructors for the firearms training people must take to get a permit.

The state must have permit applications available by early January. Once any application is submitted, state police have 90 days to review it, and approve or reject the application.

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