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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)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

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Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry In Illinois

A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public instead of waiting months for the state to outline the permitting process under its new concealed carry law.

07/29/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Quinn Rewrites Concealed Carry Legislation

Calling it a “flawed bill with serious safety problems,” Gov. Pat Quinn changed a concealed carry measure Tuesday to impose a one-gun limit on the number of firearms that a person can carry and ban them entirely from establishments where alcohol is served.

07/02/2013

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Sheriff Dart Proposes Concealed Carry Ordinance

Dart said he’s worried about a stalemate in the General Assembly on a law to license people to carry concealed guns. If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon.

05/06/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Debates Multiple Restrictions For Concealed Carry Measure

The firestorm over concealed weapons moved to the Illinois House floor Tuesday, sparking Republican complaints that an extraordinary legislative process set up by majority Democrats would restrict the right to carry guns in public rather than allow it, as a federal court has ordered.

02/27/2013

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NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In Springfield

In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois.

CBS 2–01/29/2013

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Madigan Seeks New Appeals Court Hearing On Concealed Carry

Illinois’ attorney general on Tuesday asked the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on concealed carry in an effort to salvage the only law in the nation that makes the practice entirely illegal.

01/08/2013

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Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For Fight

Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation’s last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.

12/12/2012

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Illinois Concealed Weapons Ban Tossed By Court

A federal appeals court in Chicago strikes down Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons.

12/11/2012

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Illinois GOP Congressman Pushes For Federal Concealed Carry Law

Members of the Republican Congressional delegation in Illinois hope to get around state lawmakers’ unwillingness to pass concealed carry legislation, by means of federal law.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Purdue-University

Push To Permit Guns On Purdue Campus Rejected

A push to allow Purdue University students to carry concealed guns on campus has failed to win the support of the school’s Student Senate.

11/17/2011

Two Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic handguns are displayed in Woodbury, Minnesota on May 28, 2011.  (Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn: Concealed Weapons Would Put Public At Greater Risk

Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law.

06/22/2011

Illinois State Capitol

House Committee OKs Concealed Carry Proposal

A proposal to allow Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons has made it out of House committee in Springfield on Tuesday and was headed for a full House vote.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011