I hate to say it, but the only gubernatorial candidate in Illinois in support of a CCW is not endorsed by the NRA. please read and check his site for more info. I realize he's running libertarian, but he does favor CCW.
"Personal Security Act Now More Necessary than Ever, Says Skinner
The time is right in Illinois for a Personal Security Act that allows trained citizens to carry firearms to protect themselves and their families, says Libertarian candidate for governor Cal Skinner.
Skinner cites research showing that states issuing more right-to-carry gun permits see a larger decrease in violent crime than states issuing fewer permits or none at all. In Florida, for example, carjackings are almost unheard of since that state began issuing concealed-carry permits to trained, qualified gun owners.
"Imagine being a carjacker," Skinner says. "Wouldn't you wonder if your next victim might be your last? That kind of fear works in favor of law-abiding citizens. Average people don't have to fear concealed-carry laws; criminals do."
According to research by Dr. R. John Lott, Jr. published in his book, "More Guns, Less Crime," states with right-to-carry laws see reductions in murder rates of 1.5%, rape 3.2%, aggravated assault 3%, burglary 2.5%, and auto theft 2.1%. These are permanent improvements that get better as the number of permits increases, writes Dr. Lott."
also want to add this off the website, just icase people don't visit the site.
"Where does Cal Skinner stand on gun rights?
The U.S. Constitution is perfectly clear on gun rights. The 2nd Ammendment says that your right to keep and bear arms may not be infringed by the government. Where did our politicians ever get the idea that obeying the Constitution is optional?
Gun rights aren't important only to hunters and sportsmen. They are important to every citizen who wants to guarantee the safety of his or her family. Nothing stops a burglar, rapist, or robber quite like the fear that his next victim may be armed.
That is why Governor Cal Skinner would introduce a Personal Security Act to allow trained gun owners to carry firearms for personal protection.
Imagine how different 9-11 might have been if just one armed, trained gun owner had been on each flight. Imagine how different the Columbine massacre might have been if just one teacher had a firearm and knew how to use it. Imagine how much safer you would feel if every criminal had to worry that his next victim might be his last.
Society is safe when citizens are allowed to defend themselves. The Founding Fathers knew this and wrote it into the Constitution. Cal Skinner knows this, too, and will protect your right to be responsibly armed in Illinois."