Aldermen Back New Limit On State's Concealed Carry LawAldermen 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.
Judge Tosses Bid For Immediate Concealed Carry In IllinoisA 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.
Quinn Rewrites Concealed Carry LegislationCalling 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.
Sheriff Dart Proposes Concealed Carry OrdinanceDart 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.
House Debates Multiple Restrictions For Concealed Carry MeasureThe 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.
NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In SpringfieldIn Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois.
Madigan Seeks New Appeals Court Hearing On Concealed CarryIllinois' 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.
Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For FightBackers 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.
Illinois Concealed Weapons Ban Tossed By CourtA federal appeals court in Chicago strikes down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons.
Illinois GOP Congressman Pushes For Federal Concealed Carry LawMembers of the Republican Congressional delegation in Illinois hope to get around state lawmakers’ unwillingness to pass concealed carry legislation, by means of federal law.
Push To Permit Guns On Purdue Campus RejectedA push to allow Purdue University students to carry concealed guns on campus has failed to win the support of the school's Student Senate.
Gov. Quinn: Concealed Weapons Would Put Public At Greater RiskGov. 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.