WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Residents who qualify may soon be allowed to carry concealed weapons in the state of Illinois. A federal appeals court ruled the current state ban on carrying weapons is unconstitutional and violates the second amendment. Judges gave the state legislature a deadline: Come up with a concealed carry law in 180 days. Steve Schwinn, a professor at The John Marshall Law School, explains the implications.