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Business, Churches Mull Concealed Carry Rules

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) -- A new law that allows some Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is prompting hard questions for hospitals, churches and even banks as they weigh whether to let people bring guns inside.

Rev. Jack McCormick is the pastor of the Manteno Church of the Nazarene.

He says he expects his church's board to take up the matter, adding "what is this but one more thing that divides us."

Bourbonnais-based Sorensen Wilder & Associates is a security consulting company. Official there say they've been working with hospitals around the state for months to sort out how to handle visitors with weapons.

Authorities are processing thousands of applications from people who want permits to carry the weapons.