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325 McLean County Residents Have Asked To Conceal Carry

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:16:03 CST
By: AP

325 McLean County residents have so far applied for concealed carry permits. And more than 500 Tazewell County residents have filed their forms so far. Illinois State Police say almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 people who've applied for the permits live in Cook County. Figures released show the highly populated county leading the rankings with more than 5,300 applications that have been filed since Jan. 5. Will and DuPage counties followed in second and third with almost 1,800 and 1,600 applications respectively. But on a per capita basis, rural counties have the highest proportion of applicants. When comparing application numbers to a county's
population, Cumberland County in east-central Illinois ranks first. Fifty-six people there have applied for the permits. Cumberland has about 11,000
residents. On a per capita basis, Cook County ranks last. Illinois is the last state in the U.S. to allow concealed weapons.

The numbers span the period since applications opened on Jan. 5 through Jan. 13.
County     Number of applications
Adams                         143
Alexander                      14
Bond                           72
Boone                          96
Brown                          17
Bureau                         88
Calhoun                        17
Carroll                        39
Cass                           32
Champaign                     305
Christian                     129
Clark                          61
Clay                           48
Clinton                        58
Coles                         144
Cook                        5,305
Crawford                       61
Cumberland                     56
DeKalb                        189
DeWitt                         55
Douglas                        73
DuPage                      1,589
Edgar                          39
Edwards                        26
Effingham                      94
Fayette                        77
Ford                           43
Franklin                      122
Fulton                        101
Gallatin                       10
Greene                         21
Grundy                        179
Hamilton                       23
Hancock                        25
Hardin                          8
Henderson                      17
Henry                          91
Iroquois                       66
Jackson                       122
Jasper                         36
Jefferson                     117
Jersey                         52
Jo Daviess                     35
Johnson                        50
Kane                          761
Kankakee                      243
Kendall                       264
Knox                          104
LaSalle                       254
Lake                        1,164
Lawrence                       54
Lee                            79
Livingston                     77
Logan                          84
Macon                         432
Macoupin                      147
Madison                       748
Marion                        110
Marshall                       36
Mason                          31
Massac                         41
McDonough                      86
McHenry                       822
McLean                        325
Menard                         51
Mercer                         45
Monroe                         82
Montgomery                     97
Morgan                         79
Moultrie                       48
Ogle                          145
Peoria                        502
Perry                          69
Piatt                          74
Pike                           26
Pope                           16
Pulaski                        26
Putnam                         21
Randolph                       81
Richland                       68
Rock Island                   207
Saline                         56
Sangamon                      569
Schuyler                       17
Scott                           9
Shelby                         73
St. Clair                     553
Stark                          17
Stephenson                     87
Tazewell                      534
Union                          75
Vermilion                     173
Wabash                         52
Warren                         34
Washington                     31
Wayne                          53
White                          70
Whiteside                      80
Will                        1,759
Williamson                    247
Winnebago                     597
Woodford                      154
                                   

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