A seven member board created by the concealed carry law passed by lawmakers last week is unjustly exempted from the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts, according to the Illinois Press Association.
The law, which Governor Pat Quinn has yet to sign, exempts the group of governor appointed board members from publicizing meetings.
There would be monthly reports to the governor, but identifying information would be exempt.
Gun rights advocates say the secretive board could lead to individuals not knowing why they are being denied a permit.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked for more time from the US Court of Appeals so that Quinn can continue reviewing the law.