Finally, the last state to hold out in recognizing a citizens right to exercise their natural abilities:
"Concealed carry is no longer something that Illinois is preparing for. The first CCW licenses have been sent out, and some holders are already carrying their firearms in public.
Applications were first accepted in early January, and the Illinois State Police had 90 days to reject or accept them. So the first round of licenses is being sent out a month early."
(Via.) WICS NewsChannel 20