I am very involved in the concealed carry movement in Illinois. At present, the only Illinois resuiidents permittted concealed carry 24/7 are active and retired cops and that is State-wide.
The concealed carry movement is located at
and you can join the forums there for free. That is where the latest news is posted literally while it happens.
Everyone involved in the movement is watching for a decision from the US 7th District Court of Appeals concerning Shepard/Moore v. Madigan in which the NRA/ISRA has asked for an injunction based on the unconstitutional ban of carrying ("to bear arms")as described in the Illinois Statue, Unlawful Use of Weapons".
If the injunction is granted, and the State Governor and Chicago politicians are terrified that it will be, then the IL FOID will become in fact a concealed or open carry license.
Many of the articles I write are published in the Ottawa Times and can be seen on line at
Just entered "concealed carry" in the Ottawa Times search box