State News
6:23 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Gov. reviewing concealed carry plan

The plan that would give Illinois a concealed carry law has reached Governor Pat Quinn's desk. Lawmakers approved it last week. But it often can take a few days to move the legislation.  A Quinn spokesperson says the governor is "reviewing it carefully."

It includes a list of places where firearms would be prohibited, such as schools and parks.  It allows communities to keep in place their own gun laws, although it modifies rules on transporting guns.

A federal appeals court had ordered Illinois to end its last in the nation ban on concealed carry.  The court granted an extension this week, giving the state until July to enact a law.