House OKs concealed carry by wide margin
SPRINGFIELD -- By a surprisingly strong 85-30 vote, the Illinois House today approved a far-reaching concealed-carry bill that is opposed by Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton.
The bill is SB2193.
But House Speaker Michael Madigan predicted that if the bill was called for a Senate vote, it would pass by a similar margin.
The House and Senate both adjourned early Friday afternoon, with both chambers taking Saturday off.
The concealed-carry bill was supported by all area state representatives, including Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana.
The bill's most controversial aspect is that it eliminates all home rule exemptions, including any for the city of Chicago. Most Chicago lawmakers opposed the bill.