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.
About 100 Concealed Carry Permits Denied Based On ObjectionsA 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.
Illinois State Police Mail First Wave Of Concealed-Carry PermitsAbout 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.
Lawmakers Seek Changes To Concealed Carry LawSome 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.
Sheriff Dart Objects To 240 Concealed Carry ApplicationsOf 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.
Cook County Leads Concealed-Carry Permit ApplicationsAlmost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.