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State Police disqualify Bolingbrook firearms instructor

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Illinois State Police officials have disqualified a Bolingbrook firearms instructor and informed at least 327 applicants they will not receive a license to carry concealed weapons because of improper training.

Investigators conducted interviews and reviewed records to determine the training was not in accordance with state law. They have given their findings to the Will County State's Attorney for possible action.

Illinois' concealed carry law took effect Jan. 1. Applicants must complete 16 hours of instruction following curriculum approved by the state police.

Denied applicants will be able to repeat training without paying the $150 application fee.

State police have so far invalidated 13 instructors and notified 425 applicants of invalid training.

The state's concealed carry website will carry names of disqualified instructors.

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