- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - There are signs that the initial rush of applications for permits to carry concealed weapons in Illinois is slowing down and the process is getting a bit easier to navigate.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (https://bit.ly/1q4WMVN ) reports that observers say technology issues and other problems that applicants experienced when the process started in January have been largely remedied.

Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association says some people are getting their permits within 35 days of when they submitted their applications to police.

State Rep. Brandon Phelps supported the bill that made Illinois the last state in the nation to allow concealed weapons. He says that between February and July nearly 69,000 permits have been issued.

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, https://www.southernillinoisan.com

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