Sangamon County residents appear eager to get their hands on concealed carry permits.
So far, 569 applications have been received from county residents… the second-highest total for any county outside of the Chicago or St. Louis areas. That amounts to one permit for every 347 residents, according to the State Journal-Register.
The ratio was even higher in neighboring counties. Menard had one application for every 249 residents, Macon County had one for every 257 residents, and in Christian County, it’s 1 in 269.