I live in Illinois and I carry a ~3 inch blade outside of Chicago, and an ~2.5 inch blade in Chicago with no problems. Of course the same rules apply here in Illinois, you cannot carry a knife in to court, county building, police station or airport.
The rules in Chicago are hard ~2.5 inch max for carry. In the rest of Illinois its ~3 inches or smaller if in the course of your day you get in to an altercation and get charged with a crime, it will likely be a misdemeanor. But as far as I know their is no hard MAX length throughout Illinois as there is in Chicago, the difference being you would be charged with a felony(if found guilty of a crime), so most do not carry above ~3 inches in length just to be safe.
I usually wear the combination of two folders and a neck knife, or a ~3 inch fixed and a neck knife.
I'm just a tad overweight at 210lbs for 5'-9" and my shirts hide anything that I wear "exposed." I don't think it's illegal but typical clothing and a Winter jacket hide or conceal them. During this time of year nobody is going to notice, but this would be a good experiment for the Summer.
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