I make a trip from Indiana to Missouri on a regular basis and have to go through Illinois as well. I keep all of my handguns in a hard sided case, unloaded and no magazine with the handguns. The hard sided case is locked and then put into a small duffel bag and zippered shut. The unloaded magazines and ammo are kept in a separate case (range bag) that is also zippered shut. I keep the handguns on one side in the back compartment of my SUV and the ammo on the other side. I will also obey all posted speed limits and use my directional for all lane changes. I will go out of my way to avoid going through any part of the city of Chicago or it's immediate suburbs.
NRA Life Member
1911-45, 9, 22, P229, P220, P228, PPQ, 38 spl