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Ill. Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Gun Crime Sentencing Bill

The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.

10/28/2013

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Illinois Lawmakers Poised to Override Quinn’s Gun Bill

For days, Quinn has been pushing for alterations to a bill that would end Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation to ban the concealed carry of weapons in public.

07/09/2013

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Ill. Gov. Quinn Expected To Sign Concealed Carry Law Today

A spokesperson for Quinn’s office will only say that he will “act in the interest of public safety” but the bill’s sponsor is concerned.

07/02/2013

New Illinois Guns Bill Excludes Parks, Transit

A federal appeals court ruled in December Illinois must allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.

05/22/2013

File photo of a concealed weapons training class for teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Illinois Gun-Carry Supporters Defeated, Not Done

Rep. Brandon Phelps is a southern Illinois Democrat who sponsored the concealed carry bill. It failed Thursday 64-45. It needed 71 votes.

04/19/2013

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Concealed Carry Law Will Come in Illinois, Eventually

After watching his fellow House members burn through an entire day Monday wrangling over the pros and cons of his bill, Democrat Brandon Phelps said there’s still a long road ahead.

03/05/2013

Concealed Carry 1a, Getty Images, photo by Shelly Katz

Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois

“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”

02/20/2013

Gun Rights Advocate Praises Concealed Guns Ruling

A federal court’s decision to strike down a state law that banned carrying concealed weapons and says Illinois could have a new concealed carry law by early next month.

12/11/2012

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Illinois’ Concealed Carry Bill Making Progress

In early April he said he was three to four votes shy of the necessary 71 votes. Not much has changed since then.

04/30/2011