Actually, it’s just a senate committee that passed the bill, which still has to be approved by the entire legislature. It’s a very restrictive “May Issue” type law. It allows the issuing of CCW permits after a series of hurdles are passed by applicants. But, it allows an additional hurdle if you live in Chicago. From ABC News:
[Opponents of the proposed bill] say requiring a local police “endorsement” to carry in Chicago is an impermissible double standard and objected to larger cities being able to designate additional local spots as off-limits to guns.
Republicans also decried provisions in the legislation that require applicants for conceal-and-carry permits to have a “proper reason” and be “of good moral character.”
The “moral character” line is particularly galling to gun advocates. It’s vague and a magnet for lawsuits, said Sen. Dale Righter, a Mattoon Republican, arguing that it must be more clearly defined.
And since Chicago (and most of Illinois) is controlled by liberal Democrats, they get to decide what a “proper reason” and “good moral character” are. As if they would know!