More than likely, if/when IL creates a setup for legal CC, it will be written in such a way that it will be virtually impossible for 'normal' people to get one. MD and NJ both have CC, it is may issue by the state police but it is extremely hard to get a permit unless you are rich or politically connected. I remember hearing recently that MD, which has a population of around 5 million has something like 4500 current active permits, almost all of them are either politically connected people, judges, ex cops, or prosecutors. Remember that IL state politics are essentially controlled by the Chicago machine (or is it Outfit? I get those two confused). I think it is highly unlikely that they would go with the county system like CA has, where it varies from no issue to almost shall issue depending on where you are. Also, I think it highly unlikely that IL will recognize ANY out of state permits. We can hope for the best, but wouldn't hold my breath.