The U.S. Court of Appeals has struck down Illinois' ban of concealed carry for its citizens. The State has been given 180 days to come up with a law that would allow its citizens to legally carry a concealed handgun.
That ruling was as a result of a suit by a lady who was brutally assualted and nearly killed in a church on a Monday morning while volunteering her time to count the offering from the previous Sunday.
Her contention was that if Illinois had a CC law, she would have been able to defend herself against the attack that put her in the hospital, subjected her to numerous surgeries and probably permanently disabled her. The U.S. Appeals Court agreed.
Currently, Illinois is the only state in the U.S. that does not allow ordinary citizens some form of concealed carry.
We'll see what the future holds.