Springfield - Concealed carry is legal in Illinois and you will be able to apply January 5th, but those applications will only be accepted online.
State Police say they're not set up to process paper applications and the paperless system is more efficient, cost effective and easier for other agencies. However, that is a concern for one Illinois Lawmaker. Harrisburg (DS) Brandon Phelps says people should have a choice whether to file on paper or online.
Authorities anticipate about 400-thousand people will apply for permits in the first year alone.