Between February and July, nearly 69,000 concealed carry permits have been issued in Illinois, and reports indicate technology issues and other problems applicants have experienced when the process started in January have largely been remedied.
Where are the most concealed carry permits being issued?
By sheer volume, that’s Cook County, with 17,477 permit holders — but that’s only 0.33 percent of all residents, which puts it at 96th out of 102 counties in Illinois.
Here’s a closer look at the breakdown and the wide range of permits from one county to another, based on percentage of residents.
Click the map for the county-by-county breakdown of concealed carry permits: