The Concealed Carry Licensing Board has denied 100 concealed carry permits after reviewing applications that local law enforcement officials have submitted objections to thus far.
The first concealed carry permits were mailed out Friday, according to Illinois State Police.
The first concealed carry permits could be issued to Illinoisans as early as next week, Illinois State Police (ISP) officials said Tuesday.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart denied 240 applicants looking to receive a concealed carry permit.
Local Illinois police departments have filed objections to just 236 out of the 33,631 concealed carry applications submitted to the state thus far.
A leader of the Latin Kings gang in Chicago is seeking a concealed carry permit, according to officials at the Cook County Sheriff's office.
Data released last week by the Illinois State Police show Sangamon and Winnebago counties had the largest total number of concealed carry applicants outside of the Chicago-area and Metro-East counties.
Some state lawmakers say they will work on various changes to the concealed carry law when the Illinois General Assembly heads back to Springfield at the end of this month.
More than 13,000 concealed carry applications have gotten preliminary approval in Illinois as of Tuesday, according to the Illinois State Police.