People in Tazewell County, with a valid FOID card are now allowed to carry a gun. It’s the third county so far to establish rules allowing people to carry guns in public. The Madison County State's Attorney was the first to come out in favor of not prosecuting those who are legally carrying a concealed weapon, followed last week by the prosecutor in Randolph County.
It comes after the courts ruled Illinois’ ban on concealed carry unconstitutional, prompting lawmakers to pass a concealed carry bill. But Illinois Governor Quinn still hasn’t signed the bill, which means the state law is still in effect. State police have vowed to arrest anyone busted for concealing a firearm. Tazewell County is in central Illinois and it's largest city is Pekin.