CNS provides experienced professional notaries public who are not only educated, but have been independently trained, certified, insured & bonded.

When deciding to hire a notary public or signing agent, please keep in mind that although the process of obtaining a notarization, may seem to be a simple or
easy, if improperly performed, may cause you legal hardship down the road. Therefore, the notary public you hire will not only need to verify your identification
before they can notarize your signature, but must also know which notarial certificate to use.

Each Illinois notary public must abide by and be in accordance with the
IL Notary Public Act last revised 1/11/2016.

The notary public MUST be absolutely certain that they are performing their public servant duties properly in accordance to their respective state laws.

By hiring Chicago Notary Services for all your notary needs, you are guaranteed a smooth and effortless notarization, performed only by trained and trusted
professional notary publics.
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STATE OF ILLINOIS NOTARIAL LAWS - 2006 TO CURRENT
IL HOUSE BILL  2797.  AMENDS 5/ILCS 312/2-102 AND 5/ILCS 312/2-104, AND ADDS A NEW SECTION  5/312/2-105.5. EFFECTIVE DATE JANUARY 1, 2016.  READ THE TEXT OF THE BILL
IL HOUSE BILL 1013.  ADDS SECTION 5.20 TO TITLE 15, CHAPTER 305 OF THE IL COMPILED STATUTES. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013.  READ THE TEXT OF THE BILL
IL HOUSE BILL 3804.  AMENDS ILCS 5 CHAPTER 312, SECTION 7-104. CORRECTS THE REFERENCE TO THE IL CRIMINAL CODE IN 5 ILCS 312/7-104, THE STATUTE DEFINING OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT
BY A NOTARY PUBLIC. EFFECTIVE  JANUARY 25, 2013.  
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IL SENATE BILL 62.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 255/2. REMOVES A PROVISION THAT LIMITED COURTS, JUDGES, JUDICIAL CLERKS, COUNTY CLERKS, DEPUTY COUNTY CLERKS, THE SEC OF STATE, NOTARIES
AND IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS, CIRCUITS, COUNTIES OR JURISDICTION. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012.  
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IL HOUSE BILL 350.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/6-102. UNTIL JULY 1, 2013, ALLOWS A NOTARY TO ACCEPT AS SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY AN IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A
CONSULATE. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012.
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IL HOUSE BILL 3041.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/3-102. AMENDS THE DEFINITION OF "FINANCIAL INSTITUTION" TO INCLUDE A TRUST COMPANY. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2011.
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IL HOUSE BILL 3184.  AMENDS 55 ILCS 5/4-4001. ALLOWS A COUNT OF THE FIRST OR SECOND CLASS BY ORDINANCE TO RAISE THE NOTARY PUBLIC RECORDATION FEES ALLOWED BY SECTION
2-106 OF THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT IF ACCOMPANIED BY A COST STUDY SHOWING SUFFICIENT JUSTIFICATION FOR THE INCREASED FEE. EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2011.
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IL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE (E-NOTARIZATION)

CLARIFIES THAT COUNTY RECORDERS ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO RECORD DOCUMENTS CONTAINING ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THAT THEY HAVE THE
TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT. CLARIFIES THAT RECORDERS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO AUTHENTICATE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES OR NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT STAMPS EMBEDDED WITHIN
THE BODY OF THE DOCUMENTS.  PROVIDES THAT ANY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OR NOTARIZATION SUBMITTED TO A COUNTY RECORDER SHALL COMPLY WITH THE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
SECURITY ACT AND THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT INSOFAR AS THE IL UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT DOES NOT
SUPERSEDE THOSE LAWS, THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT AND ANY OTHER LAWS GOVERNING THAT SIGNATURE OR NOTARIZATION, AS APPLICABLE. EFFECTIVE JULY 21, 2010.
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IL HOUSE BILL 6477.  AMENDS ILLINOIS POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT  (755 ILCS 45/1-1 et seq. ) BY CLARIFYING THAT A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY MUST BE WITNESSED BY ONE WITNESS
AND NOTARIZED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC, WHO IS NOT THE WITNESS FOR THE POWER.  IN ADDITION, THE NEW LAW PROHIBITS A NOTARY FROM NOTARIZING A POWER OF UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES.

(Note: a “statutory property power” consists of the following:
    (a) the statutory Notice to the Individual Signing the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property;
    (b) the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property; and
    (c) the statutory Notice to Agent.)


a) Prohibits a Notary who notarizes a power of attorney for property from also serving as the required witness for the power.

b) Prohibits a Notary from notarizing a power of attorney for property if the Notary is:

    (i) the principal’s attending physician or mental health service provider, or a relative of the physician or provider;

    (ii) an owner, operator, or relative of an owner or operator of a health care facility in which the principal is a patient or resident (note: directors and executive officers of an
    operator that is a corporate entity may not notarize the power but an employee of the operator may notarize the power);

    (iii) a parent, sibling, or descendant, or the spouse of a parent, sibling, or descendant, of either the principal or any agent or successor agent, regardless of whether the
    relationship is by blood, marriage, or adoption; or

    (iv) an agent or successor agent for property. EFFECTIVE  JULY 1, 2010.   READ THE TEXT BILL
IL SENATE BILL 1549.  AMENDS CHAPTER 5, SECTION 140, of the ILCS. EXEMPTS THE NOTARIAL RECORD OR OTHER MEDIUM CONTAINING THE THUMBPRINT OR FINGERPRINT REQUIRED BY
SECTION  3-102(c)(6) OF THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT FROM THE DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS OF THE IL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
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IL SENATE BILL 319.  CREATES AN UNCODIFIED NEW SECTION IN THE ILCS. ENACTS THE URPERA, WHICH PERMITS COUNTY RECORDERS TO ESTABLISH AN ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEM TO
RECORD ELECTRONIC REAL PROPERTY DOCUMENTS. TASKS A 15 MEMBER ELECTRONIC RECORDING COMMISSION WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE IL SOS WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CREATING
TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ACT. 7 OF WHICH MUST BE RECORDERS. STIPULATES THAT AN ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION IS LEGAL WITHOUT THE IMPRINT OF A NOTARY'S
OFFICIAL PHYSICAL SEAL. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27, 2007.
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IL HOUSE BILL 4760.  REQUIRES A DEED INSTRUMENT OF CONVEYANCE OR ANY DOCUMENT TO BE MADE A MATTER OF RECORD TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE A NOTARY.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2007.
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IL SENATE BILL 2718.  AMENDS ACT 155 OF CHAPTER Chapter 215 OF THE ILCS. CHANGES. BROADENS THE DEFINITION OF 'ESCROW AGENT' TO INCLUDE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OF A
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OF A TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OR TITLE INSURANCE GENT AUTHORIZED BY A TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM CLOSING, ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT
SERVICES. EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2006.
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AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  READ THE TEXT OF THE BILL.
IL SENATE BILL 2548. AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/1-104, 2-102, 3-103.

CHANGES:

a) Requires a notary commission applicant to state in the application that he or she has not had a prior notary commission suspended.

b) Defines 'ACCREDITED IMMIGRATION REPRESENTATIVE" as a not-for-profit" organization recognized by the BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS UNDER 8 C.F.R. 292.2(a) AND EMPLOYEES
OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS ACCREDITED UNDER 8 C.F.R. 292.2(d).” (C.F.R. = United States Code of Federal Regulations)

c) Provides that accredited immigration representatives are exempted from requirements other Notaries must follow in non-English ads for notarial services.

d) Broadens the prior prohibition against using the literal translation of the term “Notary Public” in an advertisement to include the terms: Notary Public, Notary, licensed, attorney,
lawyer, or any other term that implies the person is an attorney, and specifically prohibits use of the term “Notario"

e) Provides that violations of the foreign-language advertisement provisions are punishable by a $1,000 fine for each offense, commission suspension upon the second violation,
and permanent revocation upon the third violation, and further provides that these penalties do not preempt or preclude other civil or criminal charges.

f) In addition to not representing or advertising that one is an attorney, or holding oneself out an expert in immigration matters, prohibits a non-attorney Notary from providing any
other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law.

g) Provides that if a Notary who is not an attorney or accredited immigration representative accepts a fee for providing legal advice, that person is liable for 3 times the amount
charged or $1,000 minimum fine, and further provides that additional civil or criminal charges may also apply.

h) Provides that a non attorney Notary who incurs 2 or more business violations of the Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or 3 or more business violations within a
5-year period regardless of whether the Notary is commissioned, shall have the commission immediately revoked.

i) Specifies the maximum fees a Notary may charge for immigration-related clerical services: $10 per form completed, $10 per page to translate a form, $1 to notarize a form, $3 to obtain
any document necessary for completion of a form, or $75 to provide these services for a complete application.

j) Provides that a Notary must keep records of and issue receipts for all fees charged, and further provides that failure to keep records and issue receipts can be construed as a presumptive
admission of wrongdoing on a particular charge.  EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2004.
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IL SENATE BILL 546.   AMENDS SECTIONS 3-101, 3-102, 3-104, and 6-102 of the ILCS. ESTABLISHING A 4 YEAR PILOT PROGRAM. THE BILL REQUIRES NOTARIES TO CREATE A NOTARIAL RECORD
FOR ANY QUALIFYING DOCUMENT OF CONVEYANCE OR PURPORTING TO AFFECT TITLE TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY IN COOK COUNTY, IL BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2009 TO JUNE 30, THE
NEW LAW SPECIFIES THE ENTRIES FOR THE NOTARIAL RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES A THUMB PRINT, PRESCRIBES A STATUTORY FORM FOR THE PROPER DISPOSITION OF THE NOTARIAL RECORD.
THE NEW LAW ALLOWS NOTARIES WHO CREATE A NOTARIAL RECORD TO CHARGE $25 FOR THE NOTARIZATION. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009.
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