There is a county in Illinois, Winnebago County, which is proposing the passing of a resolution to issue concealed carry permits for the county.
There was some opposition in a local newspaper, guess what phrase came up? This isn't the Wild West!
Interestingly enough they have 28 members on their county board and 13 have sponsored it and 4 others support it so far. They are getting input at bi-weekly meetings and will probably vote on it in a month or 2. The sheriff is pro-carry and would issue the permits, his only concern is lawsuits and they say the NRA has offered legal assistance if it occurs.