Illinois state rep. arrested after police find gun he wasn't licensed to carry

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police have arrested Illinois State Rep. Curtis Tarver II after finding a gun in his car they say he was not licensed to carry.

Police say Tarver was driving on the city's South Side Monday night when officers noticed that he had a broken headlight and pulled him over. When officers spotted a handgun in the vehicle, they determined that the concealed carry permit that Tarver handed them had been revoked.

The Chicago Democrat was charged with one misdemeanor count of not having a valid concealed carry permit, cited for a broken headlight, and taken into custody. He was released a short time later after posting bond.

Carver did not immediately return calls by The Associated Press to his offices in Chicago and Springfield.