SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is now the final state in the nation to allow concealed carry. The Senate voted overwhelmingly in a bipartisan fashion to override the governor's veto of House Bill 183.
State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) voted for the override.
"Concealed carry is not only the will of the people but now — thanks to this vote — the law of the land in Illinois," Sullivan said. "It has been a long journey, but Illinois finally becomes the 50th state to allow concealed carry."
Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to override the governor's veto. The Senate vote was 41-17, and HB 183 now becomes law.