From the State Journal-Register
A man charged with carrying a concealed handgun in Sangamon County is asking that the charge be dismissed because Illinois’ ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional.
A hearing on Donnell L. Jackson’s motion to dismiss a charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon was continued Wednesday until Feb. 6 to allow the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office time to review the legal ramifications of whatever action it may take.
Springfield attorney Daniel Noll objected to the continuance, which was requested by assistant state’s attorney Travis Strobach.
“Moore vs. Madigan makes it pretty clear this is unconstitutional,” Noll said. “There is no gray area.”
…Jackson, now of Champaign, was arrested about 2:10 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2011 when Springfield police patrolling the 1900 block of South 14th Street saw a vehicle stopped in the road and a man wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt walk away from it.
Police reports said Jackson was asked to remove his hands from inside the sweatshirt, but he removed only one hand. When he was patted down, officers found a gun in the sweatshirt, and Jackson was charged.
Jackson had a valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card.