Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.
The Illinois State Police say they opened the application process on Wednesday so instructors can apply in advance of the Jan. 5 deadline.
Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said his agency began preparing to oversee the concealed carry permit process when it became clear Illinois would have to allow people to carry firearms in public.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn’t have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.
More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.
The Chicago Housing Authority is taking applications to get on its wait list for sites in three adjacent areas of the city.
Going back on an earlier statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says restrictions and fines directed at protesters will be permanent, not temporary for the G8 and NATO summits.
Effective the first business day of the year, the Chicago Department of Buildings will begin requiring a 50 percent fee with all building permit applications.
The stagnant job market appears to be having an effect on applications to Chicago’s business schools.
It could be a sign of the times. Officials in Tinley Park have received nearly 100 applications for the police chief vacancy in the southwest suburb.
The Museum of Science and Industry is now accepting applications again for its second “Month at the Museum” contest.
The University of Illinois increased tuition for the coming school year, but still, the school says applications are up 5 percent.
Today is the deadline for applications for the job of Chicago Police superintendent.
The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are both seeing a record number of applications from incoming freshmen.
Mayor Richard M. Daley is taking a closer look at 16 people who hope to fill three vacant slots in the City Council for the rest of the term.