The Illinois House of Representatives passed a measure allowing concealed carrying of firearms in the state regardless of local ordinances.
Senate Bill 2193 allows licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns and ammunition in Illinois. Under the law, state police would issue permits to carry loaded guns to people over 21 years of age who pass 16 hours of training and pay $150 for a permit that is valid for five years.
The names and personal information of people who apply for or receive the permits would not be publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act.
The measure also bans carrying guns in some locations, including on public transit vehicles, in schools, hospitals, stadiums, college campuses, taverns and playgrounds.