I should have done this first, but I just got off the phone with the sheriff's department for the city I will be staying in. I spoke to the current "on duty watch officer" and he told me following:
1. Before I cross into IL that the gun must be disassembled, has to be inoperable
2. All ammunition must be stored away from the firearm. It doesn't have to be in a separate case or bag, but should be unloaded from the mag.
3. IL does not have a carry law so it must stay at the residence I'm staying at until I'm ready to leave.
He was very polite about it and thanked me for calling ahead for clarification. Easy enough!
Last edited by kc50lx; 11-12-2009 at 05:02 PM.