WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois Concealed-Carry Permits Could Come in March

Illinois Concealed-Carry Permits Could Come in March

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois State Police say the first applicants for concealed-carry firearm permits in the state could have those permits by the middle of March.

State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond tells the Daily Herald that it's a possibility that some permits could be issued "after the first couple weeks in March." Meanwhile figures released Thursday show less than 1 percent of the applications in Illinois have been challenged. Local police departments can object to an application when they believe applicants pose a public threat.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a state licensing board will consider about 230 objections filed by police. The board includes a former judge, two former prosecutors, three former FBI agents and a psychiatry professor.

See other LocalNews news:

Rain Holds Off and Large Crowd Watches Kinmundy Homecoming Parade
Carmi Woman Spends Day Trapped in Mud
Wrong Way Crash on I-70 Kills Shobonier Woman
Missed T-Intersection Results in Injury to Odin Driver
Governor Quinn to Live on Minimum Wage for Week




This Site logo