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Illinois Initiates Security Features for Drivers' Licenses and State IDs

08/10/2016 - 4:57pm
The State of Illinois has moved to a more secure format for its Driver’s Licenses (DLs) and State ID cards (IDs). Applicants visiting Driver Services facilities will no longer receive their new DLs...

Reduce Your Exposure to Wire Fraud

05/13/2016 - 1:15pm
Protecting Your Clients and Your Practice It happened at an ATG closing just last week — the buyer’s attorney sent ATG wire instructions to his clients via unencrypted email. A fraudster intercepted...

Email Fraud: ALTA Offers Solutions

04/20/2016 - 1:54pm
A group of us from ATG recently attended the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Business Strategies Conference in Indianapolis. Several of the educational sessions focused on cybersecurity and...

Changes in ATG Legal Staff

03/31/2016 - 1:58pm
Congratulations to our senior underwriting attorneys: Gregory J. Miely is the new Manager of the ATG Underwriting Department, his new title is Senior Managing Attorney and Corporate Counsel. He...

Fraud Targets Law Clients

03/10/2016 - 9:20am
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has issued an announcement, entitled Important Announcement About Telephone Scam, notifying attorneys that their clients may...

Cook County Recorder's Office and Affidavits of Heirship

03/09/2016 - 3:18pm
In a meeting with staff at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office, ATG has learned that the Cook County Recorder will no longer accept documents entitled, "Affidavit of Heirship" for recording....

Unreleased Mortgages - Title Clearance

11/13/2015 - 11:42am
There are some cases where a prior mortgage has been paid but unreleased, and a release cannot be obtained from the lender. In these instances, consider the following alternative methods to insuring...