First concealed carry permits just days away

Online Staff Report

The Illinois State Police are days away from issuing the first series concealed carry permits.

According to police, the first state licenses could be issued as early as Monday, March 4. Officials initially targeted a spring date to being issuing licenses

As of this report, state police officials are working through more than 16,000 permit applications. Spokesmen say as many as 400,000 will apply for concealed carry permits law’s first full year.

believe as many as 400,000 people will apply for the concealed carry permits during the first year of the law.