So you along with the rest of the supposed open carry community (which I'm a major part of, ask the community in Washington state who I am) in Illinois are going to refuse to support unless you get what you directly want?
Carry for self defense is the end game. There are more concealed carry states than open carry states. Concealed carry is the current default when the public at large thinks of carry for self defense.
I don't believe OC is nefarious (I'm an Arizonan), but you may not get what you want at first pass (it took 17 years for OK to pass licensed OC).
I can excuse most Illinoisans who will get licenses with this process. The first they will get wind of it is in the evening news when they announce it becoming law.
However, if you free ride the work those of us both in and outside of Illinois have been doing by yourself acquiring a license to carry for self defense, I hope you feel a profound sense of shame for knowing you could have helped but didn't. Even I put in work into it, and I live 2000 miles away. What's your excuse?