I spoke with the owner of Article II Gunworld in Lombard a while back. Lombard is not an anti-gun village, but I will tell you , it is quite an ordeal to open a range. It is a long, drawn out process. It is expensive and time consuming, and this is in a city that doesn't really have any objections to ranges.
I think it would take at least two years to build out a range in Chicago, get it inspected and approved, and that's without the inspectors being especially difficult or uncooperative.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
Didn't Chicago go after gun makers with a nuisance lawsuit?
I could see that happening too - maybe not by the city but by Father Phleger types.