Illinois Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Illinois Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Public/ private elementary/ secondary schools
  • Pre-school buildings/ lots
  • Child-care facility (except private home)
  • Executive/ legislative government buildings
  • Circuit/ appellate/ supreme courthouses
  • Local government buildings
  • Detention centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Mental health facilities
  • Public transportation
  • Establishments where >50% of sales are alcohol
  • Public gatherings/ events that required a permit to organize
  • Properties issued a Special Event Retailer license
  • Public playgrounds
  • Public parks 2017 over-turned
  • Public athletic facilities
  • Cook County Forest Preserve District properties
  • Public/ private college/ university
  • Properties licensed under Riverboat Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act
  • Collegiate/ professional sporting events
  • Public library
  • Airports
  • Amusement parks
  • Zoos/ museums
  • Facilities regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:No
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes (as long as <50% of sales is not alcohol)
States Honoring Illinois PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:No
Licensing Age:

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