A concealed-carry showdown in the State Senate

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A Senate committee shot down a more-lenient concealed carry bill as they upheld another more restrictive proposal Tuesday afternoon.

This new version keeps intact local gun ordinances in large communities like Chicago, while the previous version leaned in favor of a statewide standard to allow law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm in public.

Senators on both sides of the issue say a compromise could be close.

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