WHBF soundbited a local candidate for IL state representative here who was advocating licenses for concealed carry. Dennis Ahern (D), 71st district. The interesting twist was that he wasn't pursuing a platform of less crime, self protection, RTKBA, etc. The topic of the story was underfunded senior citizen facilities. He was running on a platform of generating new revenue streams, and licenses for concealed carry was one of his examples. CC licences would generate 30-40 million dollars, in his estimation. His website mentions only "generate new revenue streams." I can't find any mention of concealed carry. The IL Council Against Handgun Violence posts an article from QCOnline quoting Mr. Ahern regarding the McDonald decision. http://www.ichv.org/ichv-in-the-news/ I'm kind of wondering if he's meaning to sneak CC in under the radar riding on a separate issue (generating revenue), albeit not a very satisfying one.