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Illinois Senate Committee approves conceal carry measure


(WGEM) -- It's the next step toward concealed carry legislation in Illinois.

The state Senate Executive Committee endorsed a concealed-carry measure that would require permit applicants be of "good moral character."

Gun owners would apply to the Illinois State Police for a permit, would need training and clear a background check.

It would also create a separate local police endorsement for people who want to carry a gun in Chicago.

The bill could get a full Senate vote Friday.

Lawmakers have until June 9 to get a concealed carry law on the books, by order of a court mandate.

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