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(430 ILCS 66/65)
Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:
(1) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public or private elementary or secondary school.

(2) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a pre-school or child care facility, including any room or portion of a building under the control of a pre-school or child care facility. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the operator of a child care facility in a family home from owning or possessing a firearm in the home or license under this Act, if no child under child care at the home is present in the home or the firearm in the home is stored in a locked container when a child under child care at the home is present in the home.

(3) Any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm onto the real property, bikeway, or trail in a park regulated by the Department of Natural Resources or any other designated public hunting area or building where firearm possession is permitted as established by the Department of Natural Resources under Section 1.8 of the Wildlife Code.

(4) Any building designated for matters before a circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or any building or portion of a building under the control of the Supreme Court.

(5) Any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government.

(6) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of an adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison, or jail.

(7) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public or private hospital or hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing home.

(8) Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds.

(9) Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of an establishment that serves alcohol on its premises, if more than 50% of the establishment's gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of alcohol. The owner of an establishment who knowingly fails to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises as provided in this paragraph or who knowingly makes a false statement or record to avoid the prohibition on concealed firearms under this paragraph is subject to the penalty under subsection (c-5) of Section 10-1 of the Liquor Control Act of 1934.

(10) Any public gathering or special event conducted on property open to the public that requires the issuance of a permit from the unit of local government, provided this prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must walk through a public gathering in order to access his or her residence, place of business, or vehicle.

(11) Any building or real property that has been issued a Special Event Retailer's license as defined in Section 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event Retailer's license, or a Special use permit license as defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special use permit license.

(12) Any public playground.

(13) Any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district, provided nothing in this Section shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm while on a trail or bikeway if only a portion of the trail or bikeway includes a public park.

(14) Any real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

(15) Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized university-related organization property, whether owned or leased, and any real property, including parking areas, sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university.

(16) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a gaming facility licensed under the Riverboat Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, including an inter-track wagering location licensee.

(17) Any stadium, arena, or the real property or parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any collegiate or professional sporting event.

(18) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public library.

(19) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of an airport.

(20) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of an amusement park.

(21) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a zoo or museum.

(22) Any street, driveway, parking area, property, building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The licensee shall not under any circumstance store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle or in a compartment or container within a vehicle located anywhere in or on the street, driveway, parking area, property, building, or facility described in this paragraph.
(23) Any area where firearms are prohibited under federal law.

(a-5) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a public or private community college, college, or university from:
(1) prohibiting persons from carrying a firearm within a vehicle owned, leased, or controlled by the college or university;
(2) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies regarding student, employee, or visitor misconduct and discipline, including suspension and expulsion;
(3) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies regarding the storage or maintenance of firearms, which must include designated areas where persons can park vehicles that carry firearms; and
(4) permitting the carrying or use of firearms for the purpose of instruction and curriculum of officially recognized programs, including but not limited to military science and law enforcement training programs, or in any designated area used for hunting purposes or target shooting.
(a-10) The owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section indicating that firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property is a private residence.

any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm into the parking area of a prohibited location shall be permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area.

A licensee may carry a concealed firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the vehicle's trunk. For purposes of this subsection, "case" includes a glove compartment or console that completely encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container.

(This does not apply to parking lots controlled by federally prohibited places.)


[c] A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that touches or crosses any of the premises under subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-10) of this Section if the concealed firearm is carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of law.

(d) Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property specified in this Section as a prohibited area, unless the building or premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches by 6 inches in size. The Department shall adopt rules for standardized signs to be used under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13.)

http://www.ilga.gov/...97&ChapterID=39

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So in other words, we can have it in our cars, to our friends house, and back to our house...lol

I carried all over Springfield March 4-6th - all the restaurants, gas stations, shopping. Yes, the list is extensive and burdensome but let's not mislead folks into thinking they cannot carry anywhere. Keep in mind the moms and dads in urban areas can now carry while taking their kids to and from school, passing through dangerous gang territory. People all over the state can carry all day long without finding themselves in a no carry zone.

 

But we will keep in mind and keep warning everyone that "gun-free zones are killing zones".

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Can we visit these places if we leave the gun in the center console/glovebox of our vehicles? Can I pickup my granddaughter at school with a gun in the console or visit a nephew in jail and have a gun in the glove box? Are these regulations only for carry but allow us to have concealed guns in our cars.

 

any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm into the parking area of a prohibited location shall be permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area.

 

A licensee may carry a concealed firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the vehicle's trunk, provided the licensee ensures the concealed firearm is unloaded prior to exiting the vehicle. For purposes of this subsection, "case" includes a glove compartment or console that completely encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container.

 

This does not apply to parking lots controlled by federally prohibited places.

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I have been pleasantly pleased with amount of places I can carry. Actually, the only place I couldn't carry that I went to is the nursing home that my mom is in. Other than that, everything else was good to go.

I am sure it is different up north, but down here in southern IL, there really aren't a lot of restrictions other than the state-mandated ones. I think it is almost a non-issue.

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So in other words, we can have it in our cars, to our friends house, and back to our house...lol

I carried all over Springfield March 4-6th - all the restaurants, gas stations, shopping. Yes, the list is extensive and burdensome but let's not mislead folks into thinking they cannot carry anywhere. Keep in mind the moms and dads in urban areas can now carry while taking their kids to and from school, passing through dangerous gang territory. People all over the state can carry all day long without finding themselves in a no carry zone.

 

But we will keep in mind and keep warning everyone that "gun-free zones are killing zones".

Exactly. The battle for regaining rights keeps going.

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I have been pleasantly pleased with amount of places I can carry. Actually, the only place I couldn't carry that I went to is the nursing home that my mom is in. Other than that, everything else was good to go.

I am sure it is different up north, but down here in southern IL, there really aren't a lot of restrictions other than the state-mandated ones. I think it is almost a non-issue.

I'm not seeing any voluntary signs going up. It's great.

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I've carried everyday in Chicago for almost two weeks now. I've been presently surprised that I've only had to disarm once and that was to enter my sons high school which was NOT posted (yet).

 

I've transported legally on CTA trains and buses. While technically disarming, it's still within reach if required.

 

All in all not too bad so far. Just my two cents.

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With the primary election this week I think it is worth noting that polling places are not always off limits. I realize they are often in city buildings, churches that might post, schools, fire stations, park buildings, and buildings that are private property. I guess there could be some differing opinions on whether a building is "under the control of a unit of local government" while it is being used as a polling place.
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The copy and paste of no carry area's is helpful to many but to others there are far too many that are far from clear. What would be helpful is 23 examples of all the restricted area's. I understand many are obvious but there are many others that are not. Hence the the 23 examples of no carry zones.

 

I don't have any questions on the zones but I think many don't want to ask about the legal description due to no wanting to look or sound dumb. They need the info even if not brave enough to ask "what does that really mean?" So simple examples of each. just my thoughts

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So we can drive just about anywhere carrying our sidearms in our cars. If we stay in our car on prohibited property we are ok and just have to conceal it in the car before exiting it. Is this correct?

Yes. Only federal prohibitions apply to the interior of the vehicle.

 

I thought that the prohibition was for taking a weapon (pocket knife with 2 1/2 inch or longer blade too) into a federal facility. What I read said a facility is a building or part thereof owned or leased by the federal government. So the parking lot of say the federal building in Carbondale should not be off limits. There is a sign on the door but none on the lot.

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What about a Rest Area along one of the Illinois interstates? I have read you cannot but I don't see anything in the law that prohibits that. Late at night, I'd like to carry in some isolated rest stop.

 

Most rest areas are managed (owned) by the State. Therefore, the buildings would be prohibited areas.

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I look at it positively although I live in Cook County and have to travel to Chicago. Places that are posted forces me to find alternate places which so fas has been better. Portillos is posted but Pops Beef tastes better and is cheaper. Buffalo Wild Wings is posted but I fell in love the cool ranch flavor at Wing Zone.

 

Movie theater is posted, just got done building a home theater so I can watch movies naked.

Grocery store is posted, I love Peapod way better now.

 

I dont go to the Library, post office, anyway soo.

 

In a list it looks bad but in reality it simply means you make some adjustments which could end up being better.

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