SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate sponsor of legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns says "tough stances" on whether local gun laws should be invalidated are holding up a compromise on the issue.
Sen. Kwame Raoul says negotiations continue in an attempt to compromise on rival but similar House and Senate concealed-carry bills.
The House overwhelmingly adopted a plan last week. But Senate Democrats like Raoul rejected it because it pre-empts cities and counties on all gun rules, not just on concealed carry.
Rep. Brandon Phelps said earlier Wednesday he doesn't think the House will go for a plan that allows cities to retain their regulations.
A federal appeals court ordered Illinois to drop its concealed carry ban by June 9.
The bills are HB183 and SB2193.