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Ill. AG seeks extension on gun appeal

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to file an appeal on a court order that the state enact a law allowing public possession of firearms.

Madigan spokeswoman Natalie Bauer says the Democrat filed a petition Monday asking for an extension until June 24.

That's a 30-day extension from the current May 23 deadline for deciding on an appeal.

The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in December that Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional. It gave lawmakers until June 9 to fix the problem.

Bauer says an extension would allow Madigan more time to carefully review a possible appeal drafted by her lawyers.

Lawmakers are currently arguing over what a concealed carry law would look like.

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