That’s okay, Julia. I’ll be carrying July 10th, absent another extension of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in the Moore case.
Champaign (News Gazette) – Even though some Illinois officials say they won’t prosecute concealed carry, you shouldn’t expect the same opinion in Champaign County.
Officials from six counties said they will allow concealed carry in one form or another while Governor Pat Quinn considers whether to sign a concealed carry bill. Those officials argued that they can’t enforce a ban that a court has found unconstitutional.
However, Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz doesn’t share that opinion.
Rietz also urged people to be patient until the state works out the details of concealed carry.
Officials in Madison, Randolph, Tazewell, Peoria, White and Clinton Counties have said that they will allow some form of concealed carry immediately.
This is the first time we’ve heard anything about counties aside from Madison and Randolph announcing they won’t prosecute carry by FOID holders (and the Clinton County Sheriff saying he told his deputies to not arrest FOID card holders exercising their carry rights).