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    Jacob Paulsen
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    The Last Date This Page Was Updated: 07/05/16

    May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall issue

    Issuing Authority: Illinois State Police

    Required Training: A minimum of 16 hours of training from a state certified instructor.

    How to Apply: First you must obtain a FOID card. Then you can submit your application online. More detailed instructions here.

    Non-Residents: Non residents may apply but only from a select number of states

    Renewal: Permit must be renewed every 5 years.

    Processing Time: Up to 90 days

    Cost: $150 for residents, $300 for non-residents

    Change of Address:

    Required to Notify Law Enforcement: No

    Places Off Limits When Carrying:

    Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.

    State Restrictions include:

    • Any building, property, and parking area under the control of a public or private elementary or secondary school
    • Any building, property, and parking area under the control of a pre-school or child care facility,
    • Any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government
    • Any building designated for matters before a circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or any building or portion of a building under the control of the Supreme Court
    • Any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government
    • Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of an adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison, or jail
    • Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public or private hospital or hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing home
    • Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds
    • Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of an establishment that serves alcohol on its premises, if more than 50% of the establishment’s gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of alcohol
    • Any public gathering or special event conducted on property open to the public that requires the issuance of a permit from the unit of local government, provided this prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must walk through a public gathering in order to access his or her residence, place of business, or vehicle
    • Any building or real property that has been issued a Special Event Retailer’s license as defined in Section 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event Retailer’s license, or a Special use permit license as defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special use permit license
    • Any public playground
    • Any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district, provided nothing in this Section shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm while on a trail or bikeway if only a portion of the trail or bikeway includes a public park
    • Any real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District
    • Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized university-related organization property, whether owned or leased, and any real property, including parking areas, sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university
    • Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a gaming facility licensed under the Riverboat Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, including an inter-track wagering location licensee
    • Any stadium, arena, or the real property or parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any collegiate or professional sporting event
    • Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public library
    • Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of an airport
    • Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of an amusement park
    • Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a zoo or museum
    • Any street, driveway, parking area, property, building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The licensee shall not under any circumstance store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle or in a compartment or container within a vehicle located anywhere in or on the street, driveway, parking area, property, building, or facility described in this paragraph

    Private Property Prohibitions: The owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section indicating that firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property is a private residence. (d) Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property specified in this Section as a prohibited area, unless the building or premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches by 6 inches in size

    State Website: Illinois

    Current Reciprocity Map:

    Illinois CCW Map

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