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Update: IDFPR Revision to DS-1 Disclosure Form

05/07/2018 - 6:09pm
IDFPR Delays Implementation of the Proposed DS-1 Disclosure for Producers of Title Insurance Business 5-14-2018 Editor's Note: ATG Agents - Until further notice, continue to use the old form. ATG...

Illinois Attorneys: URGENT - Oppose House Bill 5188

04/05/2018 - 11:18am
TIME SENSITIVE: Action Needed by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 For 175 years, Illinois has had a common law interpretation of Section 30 of the Conveyances Act as a race-notice recording act. House Bill...

New Commitment Forms Now Available in ATG REsource

02/13/2018 - 6:18pm
The new Commitment for Title Insurance forms developed by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) are now available in ATG REsource. REsource will now default to selection of the new Commitment...

New County Recording Fees Taking Effect in January 2018

01/19/2018 - 5:22pm
Effective January 2018 Several counties in Illinois and Indiana are implementing changes to their recording requirements and fee structures. Click the image or open the PDF, below. 

Judgment and Lien Searches on Buyers

01/11/2018 - 10:09am
In certain circumstances, judgments and liens against a buyer will be subordinate to the lien of a purchase-money mortgage (a mortgage the proceeds of which are used to purchase the property on which...

Champaign County Recording Fee Change in 2018

12/26/2017 - 2:27pm
Effective January 1, 2018, Champaign County recording requirements and fee structure is changing: The recording fee will change to a predictable fee schedule, eliminating charges for additional pages...

Grundy County Recording Fee Increase in Effect

12/08/2017 - 6:23pm
Effective December 1, 2017, the cost to record a four-page document in Grundy County, Illinois, increased to $86.00 (previously $80.00), plus $1.00 for each additional page. For more more information...

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