House Bill 0183 (HB-0183), commonly known as the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, became law in Illinois on July 9, 2013. The law allows concealed carry licensees to carry concealed or mostly concealed handguns in most public places. See below for exceptions to this law.
Applications for concealed carry licenses were available beginning Jan. 5, 2014. The first licenses will be issued no later than April 4, 2014. The Illinois State Police estimates that about 400,000 people will apply for concealed carry licenses.
The Illinois State Police are responsible for the implementation of licensing procedures, but local governments like the Village of Tinley Park and local law enforcement agencies such as the Tinley Park Police Department also have obligations under the law.