Illinois CCW Trainers have seen a dramatic increase in their numbers.

At nearly 50 for most of last week, a surge in approved instructors to 450 comes as the state about to unveil the curriculum for instructors offering the required 16 hours of training.

Instructors such as Gavin McKee of Decatur say they’ll be ready to start classes just days after it is released.

“It’s been some busy times,” McKee said Thursday. “I’ve already got a huge waiting list.”

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