SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns will get a vote Friday.
The Chicago Democrat emerged from a private meeting of his caucus late Wednesday afternoon saying he believes there are sufficient votes to adopt a plan.
Madigan says the measure incorporates most of the items city of Chicago officials wanted in a gun-carry bill. Madigan's language tweaks an earlier proposal by Rep. Brandon Phelps -- a Harrisburg Democrat. Phelps says he's on board with the changes. He says the bill ensures "that good guys have guns."
A federal appeals court ruled in December than an Illinois ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. It gave lawmakers until June 9 to remedy the situation.
The bill is SB2193