Hold on tight, it's gonna be a wild ride. Barring an appeal, if Illinois passes concealed carry, will they go with "shall issue" or will they follow in New Jersey and Maryland's footsteps and pass a "may-issue" law? I wonder. And if/when it goes "may-issue" then keep an eye on the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Woollard v. Sheridan case, where Woollard is challenging Maryland's "may-issue" statute. Woollard already won at the district court level. The appellate court is expected to announce its opinion this spring.
Since Maryland is in the 4th circuit, and Illinois is in the 7th circuit, the 7th circuit's holding in the Woollard case would not be binding on Illinois. Here come the appeals to the US Supreme Court.
This could take a while.