Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says there has been no ill-effects of Illinois passing a basic concealed carry law in 2013. Gibbons spoke to the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club at its monthly meeting Monday night, and told the club's members he hasn't really noticed any change in behaviors since the change in the law was enacted.
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There are several bills that may be considered at the state capital this spring that could beef up the concealed carry law. One addresses reciprocity, which would allow concealed carry permit holders from other states to legally carry firearms in Illinois. A second measure expands the list of approved areas where concealed carry is allowed in Illinois to include state and city parks. A third measure would do away with the state's Firearm Owner's ID, or FOID Card.