It's been much longer than 8 years........still can't find the application in Illinois. But I'll keep looking.....I've checked the state of Illinois site and the state police site......still can't find it......maybe I'll call Quinn and leave his staff a message and maybe they can point me in the "right" direction. Sooner or later it will be found (created). I here it's easier if you're a gangbanger....they don't seem to have a problem with Conceal and Carry permits, they get hassled and have to spend a night in jail for not having it on them, but they're usually out within a day or two and carrying again. They also get a huge discount on guns and no waiting period. Most of the time the guns are previously owned and they can avoid the taxes on the purchase as well.