The Illinois State Police will open firing ranges to the public in five locations around the state.
State police ranges in Joliet, Pawnee, LaSalle, Macomb and Pittsfield will be open Nov. 12 as part of the state's "Open Range" program. State gun experts will be on hand to provide instruction and answer questions about firearms. The ranges will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program is free, but participants are asked to make reservations.
All participants must have a valid Firearm Owner's Identification card and bring their unloaded firearm in a case.