Illinois is the last state in the union that does not have some form of concealed carry on the books. Recently a decision by the 7th circuit ruled that the state had 180 days to pass some a concealed carry law, or all of their current laws banning concealed carry would no longer be enforceable, and constitutional carry would become the law of the land.
As expected, there are many elected officials in Illinois who are predicting blood in the streets, just like we’ve seen in many other states. The fact of the matter is that Chicago already has blood in the streets, so I really doubt that allowing concealed carry (which has lowered violent crime rates in almost every other state) will have cause more crime.
Governor Quinn has stated that he will veto this bill if passed by the Senate, but it appears that there may be enough support in both the House and the Senate for a super majority that can override his veto.
Politicians love to drag their feet, and in this case as time is running out, I hope they continue to do so. I would love to see Illinois go from zero concealed carry to constitutional carry overnight on June 10th.