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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
EDITOR’S NOTE: This information is subject to change. Please go to the county recorder's website for current rates. Effective January 2018 Several counties in Illinois and Indiana are implementing...

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...

Kankakee County Recording Fees Changing in 2018

11/07/2017 - 1:51pm
The Kankakee County Recorder's Office fee structure will change to a flat fee schedule (no charge for additional pages) effective January 1, 2018. For details, see the pdf, below. For current rates,...

City of Chicago Water Certificates for Non-Metered Accounts

11/03/2017 - 2:05pm
Attorneys should be aware of some nuances related to Non-Metered Account Chicago Water Certificates. Non-metered accounts are billed twice annually and each bill covers a six-month period. Because of...