Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois’ total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.
More than 1600 have applied since the Ferguson police shooting
Mayor says new restriction provides atmosphere of safety for residents and guests.
Lawmakers say the school legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting.
After acquiring their new concealed carry permit, thousands of Metro-East residents are going shopping for a new, or maybe their first, weapon. So, what are they buying?
More than a dozen instructors in Illinois have provided improper firearms training in the first three months of the state’s new concealed carry law.
Illinois State Police officials say their agency is preparing to issue the state’s first concealed carry permits.
A state database unveiled Monday will collect information designed to keep people with mental health problems from having access to guns.
Permit applications will be available online January 5, 2014.
Illinois State Police expect their website will be used to process more than 400,000 applications next year.