Just a quick look, will take a deeper look later, but these rulings do not seem to conflict.
Where most people have difficulty is the fact that concealment and carry are two separable acts, only the latter of which is the right. As long as the law does not stop you from carry, it can stop you from concealing. Heck, it might even require concealment.
The ruling in Illinois was that the law was so restrictive as to disallow carry outside the home. This ruling does not say that carry outside the home is not protected. It says concealed carry is not. As Mr. Workman points out, if OC is an option, then laws against concealed carry do not stop carry.
I want to be able to exercise my right to carry without a permission slip. I couldn't give a rat's patootie about concealment. They can outlaw it, license it, require it; I don't care.