(430 ILCS 66/65)
Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:
The Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Licensing Act says CARRY, it does not say TRANSPORT. Furthermore, if you don’t have a license but only have a FOID, you are absolutely able to TRANSPORT through these areas, because it says a LICENSEE, so it only makes sense that licensees may also TRANSPORT.
There is a distinct difference between “Carrying” a firearm and “Transporting” a firearm. Illinois law generally allow for transporting of firearms if the firearm is broken down in a non functioning state, OR unloaded and enclosed in a case OR not immediately accessible. Unloaded and enclosed in a case is the most common form of firearm transportation.
“Public Transit, right now, is out. But you can still carry an unloaded firearm in your briefcase, backpacks, fanny packs, things of that nature, and it’s consistent with current law as well.”