Now that implementation of Illinois' concealed carry law is underway, we have updated our Frequently Asked Questions that so many of you have read and shared. Also available, a printable PDF of these questions and answers.
The Illinois State Police has already received over 15,000 applications for Concealed Carry Licenses, just a few days after the agency began accepting electronic applications from Illinois residents.
Obtaining a Concealed Carry License is necessary to legally carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. The General Assembly established a set of regulations and guidelines for concealed carry last July when House Bill 183 passed both the House and Senate.
The law requires that individuals complete 16 hours of training with an approved instructor before applying for a Concealed Carry License. The state police have compiled and posted a list of instructors statewide on their website.
Senator Hunter says abuse and neglect deaths are unacceptable, demands improvement
Frustrated by the number of children dying from abuse and angered by the tragic story of one Chicago girl’s recent death, Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter confronted the state’s child welfare agency on Tuesday and demanded changes.
“We have 111 children that have died. That is not acceptable. Every single one of you all need to resign,” Hunter, a Chicago Democrat, told top administrators at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services during a hearing.
With all due respect to the holiday lighting skills of famous Illinoisan Clark Griswold, our house looks pretty festive this time of year.
The Illinois State Capitol is shining brightly each night during the holidays, but how is this accomplished? Take a look at the people who make it happen every November, courtesy of our photography staff.
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