Fixed blade carry in Illinois


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jutinlee
February 10, 2014, 02:43 AM
I am curious if I can carry my 5" Kabar EDC here in Illinois and how it should be carried.
I know my towns local ordinances but I'm not sure on the State-wide regulations on blade length, open versus concealed, etc.

Anyone from Illinois here carry a fixed blade?
Thanks in advance for any comments, tips or advice.

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Sam Cade
February 10, 2014, 03:23 AM
Below is a good place to start your research:

http://www.knifeup.com/illinois-knife-law/

Note that there is no preemption in Illinois so your local municipality may have laws more stringent that the state.

hso
February 10, 2014, 06:02 AM
http://pweb.netcom.com/~brlevine/sta-law.htm

Always check Bernard Levine's site for knife laws and then double check the state law source after that to be sure there's nothing changed.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=072000050K24-1

The last thing you want to do is take the word of someone on the net without first doing those two things.

jutinlee
February 10, 2014, 02:47 PM
Thanks for the links folks, I'll give them a looking through.

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