Data from the Illinois State Police shows White County has several times the number of people with concealed carry permits per capita than Cook County. According to ISP, 108 people in White County have active conceal carry licenses whereas Cook County has about 10,000 active licenses. But, when population is factored in, White County has about four times more than Cook County.
Grayville-native Valinda Rowe said it’s her mission for White County to have the highest number of concealed carry permits per capita. She’s been working to get as many people as possible within the county to apply for a permit.