Is it true that elected officials in Chicago are exempt from that cities concealed carry permit laws?
I saw that on tv last night and was furious until my wife told me to get the facts before letting my bblood pressure spike.
Anyone have the facts on this?
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I am NOT a resident of Chicago (Thank you, Jesus!)
But I think what you seek is here- Illinois State Code
Sec. 3.1-15-25. Conservators of the peace; service of warrants.
(a) After receiving a certificate attesting to the successful completion of a training course administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, the mayor, aldermen, president, trustees, marshal, deputy marshals, and policemen in municipalities shall be conservators of the peace. Those persons and others authorized by ordinance shall have power (i) to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any criminal law of the State, (ii) to commit arrested persons for examination, (iii) if necessary, to detain arrested persons in custody over night or Sunday in any safe place or until they can be brought before the proper court, and (iv) to exercise all other powers as conservators of the peace prescribed by the corporate authorities.
That ordinance is hopelessly outdated. Most, if not all of those politicians should be doing time for felonies.
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