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Illinois Concealed Carry Law Summary

Illinois Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Prohibited
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only upon demand of officer
  State Parks: Permittees may carry in most outdoor areas
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Permittees may carry in dining areas
  Firearms at Colleges: Permittees may have a firearm in the vehicle but this is subject to college specific policies. Concealed carry on campus prohibited by law.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Permittee may have loaded handgun in vehicle.
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: FOID card required and restrictions may apply on magazines in some local jurisdictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Prohibited
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: If you possess a permit from your home state you may carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle in Illinois. Long guns must remain unloaded and cased. If you lack a permit you must stow any firearms in the trunk.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: No
  Permit Training Requirements: A minimum of 16 hours of training from a state certified instructor.
  Permit Issuing Authority: Illinois State Police
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website: https://www.ispfsb.com/Public/Home.aspx
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  Permit Application Process: First you must obtain a FOID card. Then you can submit your application online. More detailed instructions here https://illinois.concealedcarry.com/illinois-ccw-permit-application-guide/
  Non-Resident Permits: Non residents may apply but only from a select number of states
  Places Off Limits: 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
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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