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Man With Concealed Carry Permit Fires At Robber As Police Arrive

A 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.

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State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry Permits

Illinois 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.

07/16/2014

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McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

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Proposed Gun Range Triggers Angry Response From Bloomingdale Residents

Illinois’ 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.

04/09/2014

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More Than 300 Denied Concealed Carry Licenses After Instructor Decertified

A 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.

04/01/2014

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Two Concealed Carry Instructors Decertified After Complaints

Illinois 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.

03/18/2014

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McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry Law

McCarthy, 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.

03/04/2014

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About 100 Concealed Carry Permits Denied Based On Objections

A state licensing board has rejected about half of the concealed carry applications it has reviewed based on law enforcement objections — but those applications represent a tiny fraction of the total number filed.

03/04/2014

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Illinois State Police Mail First Wave Of Concealed-Carry Permits

About 46,000 applications have been received so far, police said, putting the state on track to receive nearly 300,000 applications this year — about 100,000 fewer than the agency’s original projections.

02/28/2014

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Lawmakers Seek Changes To Concealed Carry Law

Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons. Others would tighten restrictions.

02/12/2014

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Sheriff Dart Objects To 240 Concealed Carry Applications

Of the sheriff’s objections, 77 are based on the applicants’ gun crimes, 88 are based on applicants’ domestic violence records, and 52 are based on applicants’ battery and assault records.

02/06/2014

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Cook County Leads Concealed-Carry Permit Applications

Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.

01/16/2014

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Open Enrollment For Concealed-Carry Gun Permit Starts Sunday

This weekend, for the first time in Illinois, gun owners can apply for a concealed carry permit. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

01/03/2014

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Illinois Concealed-Carry Applications Available Beginning Sunday

This coming Sunday, the application to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois will be up and available on the state police website.

12/30/2013

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Concealed Carry Applications Open For Instructors

The Illinois State Police say they opened the application process on Wednesday so instructors can apply in advance of the Jan. 5 deadline.

12/18/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Demands Access To State Database To Conduct Concealed Carry Screening

The Sheriff of Cook County says he’s being excluded from a data base he needs to do effective concealed carry screening.

12/17/2013

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Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office: Concealed Carry Likely By Mid-April

Cook County Sheriff Tom Darts top policy aid briefed Cook County Commissioners on movement toward compliance with the new concealed carry law.

10/23/2013

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State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry Training

Illinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors — most from northern Illinois — have been approved to train them.

09/24/2013

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Man Arrested For Bringing Concealed Firearm To BMW Championship

Mark Fedder, 48, 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.

09/17/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

City Council OKs Ban On Guns At Bars, Restaurants; End To City Gun Registry

Though aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.

09/11/2013

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