The concealed carry bill has been sent to the governor. This occurred on Wednesday. The governor will have just over 30 days to review the legislation and decide whether to sign it into law. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a Republican candidate for governor, says he supports three provisions found within the current bill which passed in both the House and Senate:
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“Those three expectations are, No. 1, that there is a background check, No. 2, that the individuals would be trained and No. 3, that they would be licensed, and I think that is a very fair approach to this,” Rutherford said. On Tuesday, the federal court of appeals extended from June 9 to July 9 the deadline by which a concealed carry law must be implemented in Illinois. The governor has not indicated how he is leaning on the bill.