More than 2,000 concealed carry permits have been issued in Sangamon County the past year. Illinois allowed the carrying of concealed weapons a year ago.
The state was the last in the nation to adopt the change.
Nearly 30 applications have been denied in Sangamon County and 8 permits revoked.
Overall in Illinois, more than 91 thousand people have been given permits.
Elsewhere in the area, there are more than 13-hundred permits in Macon County and about 350 in Morgan County.