The Kachalski denial seems to have had an immediate effect on Illinois politics
Anti-gun lawmakers in Illinois introduced a may-issue carry bill in the form of an amendment - House Floor Amendment #1 to HB0831
It didn't take them long to choose the "may issue" strategy.
As I understand it, the shall-issue proponents have the votes, and they know they have the antis over a barrel. Vermont-style carry looms should Madigan fail to file for cert and get a stay.
This is going to get interesting very quickly.