The Illinois State Police on Friday announced the rules that private property and business owners must follow to post signs prohibiting concealed weapons on their property.
Under state law, private property owners can legally prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on their property, even if the individual carrying the weapon is legally licensed to have it. To legally prohibit carrying weapons onto private property, property owners must clearly and conspicuously post the Illinois State Police approved sign at the entrance of the building or property. Private residences are exempt -- homeowners do not have to post the signs to prohibit concealed weapons in their homes.
The signs will be 4 inches by 6 inches in size and require a white background. The sign doesn't have to text, instead, a depiction of a handgun in black ink with a red circle and a diagonal slash over the handgun. The "no guns" image must be 4 inches in diameter.