Ill. posting list of concealed-carry instructors

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois State Police have begun publishing a registry of approved concealed-carry firearms training instructors.

In July, Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of firearms.

Anyone who wants to apply for a concealed-carry license must successfully complete 16 hours of training from an instructor approved by the state. The instructor also must use state-approved training curricula.

State police said Friday they plan to begin posting the approved curricula on the agency's website by the end of the month. The approved instructor registry also is posted online. It's updated as additional instructors are approved.

Applications for concealed-carry licenses will be available from the state police beginning Jan. 5, 2014.