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La Grange, Oak Park police reviewing concealed carry permit applications

<p>A marksman sights in on a target during a class he was taking to qualify for an Illinois concealed carry permit. Illinois recently became the final state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon after they complete a 16-hour course. &nbsp;| Scott Olson/Getty Images</p>

A marksman sights in on a target during a class he was taking to qualify for an Illinois concealed carry permit. Illinois recently became the final state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon after they complete a 16-hour course.  | Scott Olson/Getty Images

La Grange and Oak Park police are double checking concealed carry permit applications, their responsibility under the new state law for concealed carry, according to the Chicago Tribune

Police chiefs in Oak Park and La Grange said their departments have carefully vetted dozens of local concealed-carry permit applications, as the first round of state permits hits mailboxes this week.

Eighty-nine Oak Park residents and 75 La Grange residents applied for concealed carry permits as of Feb. 25, according to Illinois State Police. Statewide, about 50,000 people have applied since January. About 5,000 security guards, firearms trainers and others who paid extra to get permits early are expected to start receiving them this week, Illinois State Police officials said.

[Read more at the Chicago Tribune]

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