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State Police: Applicants will be told why carry permits denied

The Illinois State Police will begin telling applicants for concealed carry permits why their applications have been denied, under new emergency rules filed last week.

Those rules, to be officially published July 25, state that the Concealed Carry License Review Board will send notice of objections that have been filed to their permit applications, including the reason for that objection and the agency submitted that rejection, according to a state police news release.

Some applicants have filed lawsuits saying they never were told why their permit applications were denied.

Applicants have 10 days to provide the board evidence to prove their eligibility, according to the news release.

State police say the change was necessary to deal with the lawsuits already filed and because of the prospect of more lawsuits.

Contributing: AP