Deadline Extended

It could still be a while before Illinois becomes the final state to allow residents to conceal and carry guns. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the Illinois Attorney General’s request for a 30-day extension.

Both the House and the Senate approved a plan, but Governor Pat Quinn was not ready to sign it by the June 9th deadline.

The newest plan prohibits guns in places like schools, parks and trains and does not lift current local control.

To get a license, residents must be 21 and have a FOID card, pay a $150 fee and go through 16 hours of training.

The new deadline is July 9th and the courts have said they will not give another extension.

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