SPRINGFIELD — The reason you haven't heard about a wave of violence from the half dozen or so Illinois counties that now allow concealed carry?
"There haven't been any problems," Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said. "I suspect that no one is even aware when someone around them is carrying. Responsible citizens continue to actresponsibly, so there is no problem."
Prosecutors in Madison County, along with Macon, Randolph, Tazewell, and handful of other counties have either announced they will not take cases against law-abiding citizens who are simply carrying a gun, as long as they have a valid Illinois firearms owner identification card.