^^^ to the above:
Illinois residents ought to attempt to get a CCW law passed that mirrors other states ones. Otherwise... No reciprocity. A carbon copy of Wisconsin law would be ideal. Using the statistics gathered in the one year history of the most recent state to overturn no CCW laws, a neighboring state, with a similar mix of rural, suburban, and urban areas would be smart. No reported problems, no dead bystanders, etc. Leverage this: And ensure reciprocity. You'll want it to come to Wisconsin just as much as we want out licenses recognized there.