The debate over concealed carry is expected to heat up at the Capitol this week.
State Senator Kwame Raoul will introduce a revised proposal this week.
He withdrew his last proposal before it was officially filed when the draft language was leaked and caused a backlash among pro-gun groups.
Meanwhile, the state is getting ready for the inevitable.
The Southern Illinoisan newspaper reports the state has purchased $175,000 in computer hardware and software to build a system to keep track of concealed carry permit applications and denials.