While the concealed carry of firearms in Illinois is set to take effect in 2014, local State's Attorneys remind that the magic date is not January 1, but rather, closer to April. That's a few weeks later than expected, so the Jersey and Macoupin County State's Attorneys are reminding you that you could find yourself in trouble with the law if you try to jump the gun.
Jersey County State's Attorney Ben Goetten says while you can't carry yet, you can prepare by seeking out an instructor and signing up for a class.
Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says his office will continue with its current policy regarding the concealed carry of firearms in Madison County, even though guidelines for the practice are not yet in place. Gibbons has stated his office would not prosecute anyone arrested for carrying a concealed weapon under certain guidelines released in early June.