Although online applications are not available until Jan. 5th, 2014 (see important update below), you may now pre-register by using the online application process for your Illinois Concealed Carry License!   The Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Licensing website is now available. You will find all the information that you need to know on this website.

Once on the website, you can determine if you are eligible for a license.
If eligible you can create a digital ID and enter all of your information now. Then on Jan. 5th you can complete the application process. 

****IMPORTANT UPDATE from the Illinois State Police!!!!! If you have met all the requirements AND have had your fingerprints taken electronically, you can apply for your license Thursday, Jan. 2nd according to the Illinois State Police. Check the above website on this day for more information. Electronic fingerprints are not mandatory, but applications with fingerprints will be processed first.