Hi all. A new guy here. I escaped from Illinois during the summer. Just for perspective, I applied for Lifetime License on November 9th. Received notification that I went active on December 21, card received in the mail on the 28th. In Illinois, it can take as long as 6 months, or more, for people to receive their CCLs, despite that the law states no longer than 120 days. This is not only for 1st time applications, but people have been waiting months and months for renewals. Your state is so much more efficient and easier. This comes from the experience of someone who was able to ‘get across the wall’.