A man charged only with carrying a concealed weapon has had his charges dropped because of new concealed carry legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers.
Donnell Jackson was arrested in December of 2011 for carrying the handgun, despite owning a valid FOID card. Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser said now that lawmakers in Illinois have put concealed carry legislation in the books, he can drop the charges against Jackson.
“This one, that was the only charge the individual was facing and because the law was ruled unconstituional, I cannot process an unconstitutional law, so the case was dismissed.”
Milhiser said there are cases of conealed handgun violations still on his desk but in those cases there are additional charges.