Concealed Carry

Protesters Want Mariano's To Ban Guns At Suburban StoresA group of suburban residents were planning a protest Tuesday morning at the grand opening of a new Mariano’s grocery store, over the company’s policy allowing customers to carry concealed weapons.
Federal Judge Keeps Man Locked Up Over Threatening Facebook PostsA judge refused Monday to release a man from federal custody after prosecutors accused him of threatening through Facebook to shoot a “high net worth individual” before leaving for Pakistan.
Uber Driver With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Gunman In Logan SquareAn Uber driver put his concealed carry permit to use Friday night when he pulled a handgun and opened fire on a man he saw firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.
Dart: Concealed Carry Law Fell Short On Review ProcessA year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County.
More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.
Man With Concealed Carry Permit Fires At Robber As Police ArriveA man with a concealed carry permit got involved when he witnessed an armed robbery at a wireless store in southwest suburban Crestwood over the weekend.
State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry PermitsIllinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.
McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The StreetChicago's police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.
Proposed Gun Range Triggers Angry Response From Bloomingdale ResidentsIllinois' new concealed carry law is fueling rising demand at shooting ranges, but a proposal to build a new gun range in Bloomingdale, on Circle Drive north of Lake Street, has triggered opposition from nearby residents.
More Than 300 Denied Concealed Carry Licenses After Instructor DecertifiedA southwest suburban firearms instructor has been kicked out of the state's concealed-carry training program, and those students he's trained will have to go through classes again.
Two Concealed Carry Instructors Decertified After ComplaintsIllinois State Police received complaints in January from the public alleging the instructors were awarding certificates to students who had not completed the required 16 hours of training required by law.
McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry LawMcCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.