I know that some states basically have a ban on carrying firerarms, but technically Illinois was the lone state with a total legal ban. That has come to an end as of today.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois' ban on carrying firearms outside of the home today. They granted a 180 day stay to allow the legislature to pass something.
I hope that we get a good shall issue system in place, but today was a HUGE step forward for us in Illinois.
Link to the oral arguments (MP3) and the decision released this morning (pdf - see the last paragraph on page 20 for the summation)