Illinois is under a Federal court order to get conceal carry going in less than 180 days. For those in Illinois, there is now a House bill HB0997 that calls for just that. For detail see http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillSta...eID=HB&LegID=71413&GAID=12&SessionID=85&GA=98 Its never too early to send a email to all our State Reps and ask for there support even if they won't give it. It still lets them know your watching....... To contact your Il. Reps by just using your zip code go to http://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx Put your zip code in and click on "Write all your State Reps at once" "Click Here" link.