I already have several posts, here, and ran across this thread, today.
I live in north central Illinois, and absolutely detest not having the right to concealed carry (at one time, I lived about 20 years down South, and took my gun rights for granted). Illinois doesn't even have "Castle Rule". You are required to retreat, if possible, and give intruders the "run of your house".
That said, I'm glad to be among all of you, here ...
"I've been all over the world, and seen refugees fleeing all manner of harm. They all have one thing in common ... they are unarmed."