concealed carry

NIU Board Approves Firearm Policy

Aug 30, 2013

NIU's Board of Trustees voted Thursday to adopt a university-wide concealed carry policy. It keeps the existing practice of prohibiting guns on campus.

The policy also outlines places where firearms can be stored. The primary place for a weapon is in a parked vehicle within a locked case out of plain view in an unrestricted parking lot. Firearms may also be stored with the NIU police department.

NIU Will Ban Concealed Weapons On Campus

Aug 21, 2013

Over the summer, Illinois became the last state to allow properly licensed individuals to carry concealed weapons. But NIU officials say that, even if their students or employees eventually obtain a permit, they still can't carry a concealed weapon on campus.

The law says the practice is prohibited in all buildings owned or leased by a college or university, as well as parking areas and sidewalks under a college or university’s control.

The arrival of concealed carry in Illinois will mean a big change not only for gun-owning citizens, but police officers as well. The state board that oversees police training is already preparing for the change.

Illinois gun-rights advocates will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that prevents them from immediately carrying concealed weapons in public.


Concealed carry is now law in Illinois. State lawmakers today overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed changes to gun legislation, just meeting a federal appeals court’s deadline to legalize concealed carry.

NIU Police

The wrangling over a final concealed carry bill in Springfield is adding to the uncertainty at the local level. Officials continue to wait and see how a final bill would affect them.

State Gets Another Concealed-Carry Extension

Jun 18, 2013

Illinois now has until July 22nd to enact a concealed-carry law. That's after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney General to push back the deadline.

Concealed-Carry Bill Might Need Changes

Jun 17, 2013

The sponsor of the concealed carry bill says it needs a minor fix amid concerns about transparency. The measure was drafted after a federal court ruled Illinois' concealed carry ban unconstitutional. It's still being reviewed by Governor Pat Quinn.

Governor Pat Quinn says he will “review” legislation allowing people to carry guns in public. The measure cleared the General Assembly Friday afternoon.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The Illinois House approved a concealed carry plan today: Governor Pat Quinn calls the measure a "massive overreach."