Anyway, that led to a discussion of whether Shrome has a carry permit in Indiana, not that anybody seems to know the answer to that question. That led to a short discussion of Illinois carry laws (Executive Summary: DON'T.) and that led to Uncle summarizing the only method of acquiring a permit to carry a loaded firearm in Illinois, whether openly or concealed: "Run for office" is his advice.
See, Hoosiers, Illinois CCW laws aren't that complicated. Basically, if you want to carry a loaded firearm on your own time in Illinois, you need to be a "peace officer." You can either join a police force, or you can run for a position on a municipal council, because aldermen and mayors are considered "peace officers." Now, we're talking specifically about Chicago here, so a few specific qualifications are necessary.
How many of these apply to you?
I am the son/daughter/niece/nephew of a current or former Chicago Mayor or Alderman.
In exchange for city jobs and contracts, I can guarantee tens of millions of dollars in fees, donations, and campaign support for Mayor Daley.
I know several very embarassing secrets about the Daley/Mell/Burke family. Some involve bank account numbers.
If you meet these simple requirements, you too can get a CCW permit in Chicago! Good luck with that.