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Rend Lake College to host concealed carry courses in 2016


Starting next year, Rend Lake College (RLC) will be hosting a series of classes in which community members can train to obtain Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses.

Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of gun safety and law, including on how to properly handle and clean firearms as well as how to identify threats and situations.

The courses will be held over seven individual periods over two days.

The seven class periods are scheduled as follows: January 23-24, February 20-21, March 19-20, April 16-17, May 14-15, June 25-26, and August 20-21.

The classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Those participating in the training sessions will meet in Room 107A in the Coal Mine Training Center on the Rend Lake campus in Ina, as well as at the RLC Shooting Range, for all seven class periods.

Participants should note that locations may change depending on availability of rooms.

Private training periods can also be scheduled.

In order to qualify for the courses, participants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and FOID card and must pay a $150 in-state fee, or $250 for out-of-state fee.

For more information about the Concealed Carry License training program, visit or call the RLC Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, etx. 1714 or 1380. 

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