They’re debating in the Illinois State Senate Tuesday on potential limitations to where people can carry concealed firearms.
On Friday, the Illinois House passed a concealed carry bill that Governor Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton quickly denounced, calling it wrong and dangerous.
On Tuesday, during an executive committee hearing, Cullerton will call for a vote on that bill and a different compromise bill to try to gauge whether he has enough support to defeat the Madigan-backed bill.
There are only three days left before this session of the General Assembly ends; however, lawmakers could stay past the scheduled session in order to pass a concealed carry bill.
Some kind of concealed carry law must be enacted buy June 9th, to meet a federal court order.