The Quad City Times reported it and one of our sources confirmed it:
Look for the ISP to hold a news conference late Friday to announcing the mailing of CCW permits.
Some may have them as soon as Monday.
At this point, we’re unsure how many folks they are going to release licenses to – licenses that in some cases were approved weeks ago. Our best guestimate is that they will keep everyone waiting about ten weeks before they get their license – if they got fingerprinted. If not, add four weeks.
It’s Illinois, after all. We can’t make things easy. Or fast. Or cheap.
In any event, criminals beware.
The rules of the game have changed and your world will become a lot more hazardous starting next week.
From the QC Times:
SPRINGFIELD — State officials are poised to issue the first wave of permits allowing Illinoisans to carry loaded weapons in public.
Rep. Brandon Phelps, the architect of the state’s landmark concealed carry law, said Tuesday that Illinois State Police officials are scheduled to announce Friday they have finished work on a permit system.
With that, the first round of permits could be in the mail this weekend, a month earlier than officials initially predicted.