Let's talk about Illinois a little bit. You can now carry in your car in Illinois under the same rules as your home state, but the firearm has to stay in the car when you exit unless you have a Illinois permit , or one they acknowledge, and probably a FOID card. Or, some combination of that?
I'm from Wisconsin, we can open carry loaded on a motorcycle, so I wonder if I could ride in Illinois open carry? Don't know, not so sure I would want to try, but it seems like I should be able to.....
Glad you had a good trip. I concur with your findings.
Where did you find a truck stop with a restaurant? They all have Subways and McD's now.