Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C.
Concealed Carry / FOID Attorneys

Illinois Concealed Carry Prohibited Areas

We are updating this section, but a common question is where in Illinois is

concealed carry prohibited? The following areas will prohibit the carrying

of a concealed weapon:

• Schools, including elementary, secondary, and pre-schools and child care facilities (Operators of a child care facility may possess a firearm, but must keep it in a locked container any time a child is present in the home) • State property, including the executive, legislative and judicial branches (except designated hunting areas or buildings where firearms are permitted by the Dept. of Natural Resources) • Local Government buildings • Adult or juvenile detention centers, priors, jails or other correctional institutions • Hospitals, mental health facilities and nursing homes • Buses, trains and other forms of public transportation, as well as buildings, property or parking lots under the control of a public transportation facility • Bars (defined as any establishment that serves alcohol, if more than 50% of its gross receipts are from the sale of alcohol) • Public gatherings and special events on property open to the public that requires a permit issued by a unit of local government (street fairs, “taste of” events, festivals, etc.) • Any building or property issued a Special Event Retailers License for the sale of alcohol • Any public playground • Parks, athletic fields under the control of a city or park district (does not include a trail or bike path, if only a portion of the trail or bike path includes a public park) • Property under control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District • Public and private universities and colleges and community colleges, including classrooms, athletic venues, hospitals, laboratories, performance halls and galleries, as well as parking areas, sidewalks and common areas • Gaming facilities, horse racing tracks and off-track betting parlors • College and professional sports facilities • Libraries • Airports • Amusement parks • Zoos and museums • Nuclear power plants or other facilities regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (no vehicle “safe haven”) • Any area where firearms are prohibited by federal law (no vehicle “safe haven”) Additional Provisions for Colleges, Community Colleges and Universities: • May prohibit persons from carrying firearms within any vehicle owned or controlled by the college or university; • May establish their own policies involving discipline; • May establish their own policies regarding designated areas for parking vehicles that carry firearms; • May permit carrying and use of firearms for recognized programs, such as a shooting club, firearm instruction, military science and law enforcement training. (In almost all cases, the prohibitions include parking lots and other property under control of the entity): Bar Owners/Operators Fine of up to $5,000 for allowing concealed firearms in bars and restaurants where more than 50% of gross receipts comes from alcohol sales. Private Property Any owner of private property may prohibit concealed carry by posting a sign indicating that firearms are prohibited; Homeowners are not required to post such signs in order to prohibit persons from carrying a concealed firearm on their property. Signage Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited must to conspicuously posted at entrances (unless a private residence); Signs must be a uniform design established by the Dept. of State Police and must be 4 x 6 inches. Vehicles Are a Safe Haven Anyone carrying a concealed firearm onto a parking area may store the firearm in a case that is locked in the vehicle or in a locked case in the vehicle. Persons are permitted to step out of their vehicle in order to lock the weapon in a trunk or retrieve it when leaving the area. The “Safe Haven” provisions do not apply to nuclear power plants or facilities. They also do not apply to any area where firearms are prohibited by federal law. Notice to Police When stopped by a police officer, including traffic stops, the licensee must disclose to the officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm, present the license to the officer upon his or her request and disclose the location of the firearm.
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