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Illinois concealed carry Prohibited Areas

It is important to know what the prohibited areas are in Illinois when carrying your concealed firearm as an Illinois concealed carry licensee. As of January 2018 there are 23 prohibited areas. I have included them in this article in order to provide you with a quick reference on where you can and can’t carry your firearm. These were all taken out of the Illinois Concealed Carry Act 430 ILCS 66/65.

Remember as a licensee you shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into any of these areas or properties. A licensee in violation of this Act shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor. The Department may suspend a license for up to 6 months for a second violation and shall permanently revoke a license for 3 or more violations of Section 65 of this Act.

Any building, real property, and parking area:


1) under the control of a public or private elementary or secondary school.


2) under the control of a pre-school or child care facility, including any room or portion of a building under the control of a pre-school or child care facility. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the operator of a child care facility in a family home from owning or possessing a firearm in the home or license under this Act, if no child under child care at the home is present in the home or the firearm in the home is stored in a locked container when a child under child care at the home is present in the home.


3) building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm onto the real property, bikeway, or trail in a park regulated by the Department of Natural Resources or any other designated public hunting area or building where firearm possession is permitted as established by the Department of Natural Resources under Section 1.8 of the Wildlife Code.