Illinois Poised for Concealed Carry. Including Chicago

TTAG’s sources tells us the Land of Lincoln’s poised on the brink of legalized concealed concealed carry. And that includes Mayor Daley’s Chicago, which will NOT get any kind of carve-out or local control over the permitting process. The news is set to break next week. So what’s changed? The Supreme Court’s McDonald decision. The Tea Party. Democrats who need something to offer conservative voters. The usual. And one more crucial factor: cops. To their credit, the Illinois Sheriff’s Association is negotiating on a concealed carry bill. We also hear that Chicago cops may break ranks with their higher ups to support the legislation. Watch this space . . .