I have been reading the text for HB148 at:
Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of HB0148
The just passed a vote in Committee by 12 to 2. The NRA state rep feels that there is a very good chance that this will pass a vote in the State House and Senate.
My favorite part that I have read so far is the section about a business that prohibits a CCW permit holder from carrying in their business is injured in a crime that the business can be held civilly liable.
(c) Any owner, business or commercial lessee, manager of a
15 private business enterprise, or any other organization,
16 entity, or person that prohibits persons holding a permit for
17 concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms on the
18 premises shall be civilly liable for any injury from a criminal
19 act upon a person holding a permit for carrying a concealed
20 firearm who was prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm on
21 the premises.
Bruce (hopefully soon joining the membership of those able to protect their loved ones.)