Illinois concealed carry

Illinois State Police

Numbers from the Illinois State Police show the agency granted far fewer concealed carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014.   

About 55,500 permits were granted statewide during 2015. That's compared to about 95,500 in 2014, the first year of the program.     

Wikipedia

The number of guns found in carry-on bags at O'Hare International Airport declined, falling from 20 in 2014 to 16 last year.

Meanwhile, Chicago's Midway International Airport rose from six in 2014 to 16 last year.

The Transportation Security Administration released figures yesterday.

Nationwide, firearm discoveries at airport security checkpoints rose nearly 20 percent in 2015 to hit a record 2,653. Nearly 83 percent of them were loaded.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport saw the biggest number. Screeners there intercepted 153 guns last year.

Illinois State Police / www.isp.state.il.us

Illinois gun owners can soon carry their weapons in public.  Illinois State Police officials say they are mailing out the first concealed carry permits to gun owners who applied.

NIU Board Approves Firearm Policy

Aug 30, 2013
NIU

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.

Illinois.gov

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Concealed Carry Deadline Extended

Jun 5, 2013

Illinois residents waiting for the right to carry a weapon in public will have to wait a bit longer.  A request to delay a federal deadline has been approved.