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Illinois now has 90K conceal carry permit holders

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(KTVI) - A year after Illinois became the final state to approve concealed weapons, thousands of gun owners have signed up to carry one.

Applicants have to finish 16-hours of approved training before getting a license. Those lessons can cost up to $200.

One Marine Corps veteran says the peace of mind her permit will bring is worth any cost.

There are now more than 90,000 active concealed carry license-holders in the Land of Lincoln.