(205 ILCS 657/100)
Consent to service of process.
(a) A licensee, before doing business in this State, shall appoint the
Director its true and lawful attorney-in-fact upon whom all lawful process in
any action or legal proceeding against it may be served and shall agree that
any lawful process against it that may be served upon its attorney shall be of
the same force and validity as if served on itself. The consent to the
service of process shall be in the form prescribed by the Director, shall be
irrevocable, and shall provide that actions or proceedings arising out of or
founded upon the conduct of the licensee's business may be commenced against
in any court of competent jurisdiction and proper venue within this State by
the service of process or other notice of the institution of proceedings on the
(b) Service of process or other notice, accompanied by the fee
provided in Section 45, shall be by duplicate copies, one of which shall
be filed with the Director and the other forwarded by the Director within
5 business days by certified mail with a return receipt to the licensee against
whom the process or other notice is directed at its latest address on file
with the Department.
(c) No judgment shall be entered against a licensee pursuant to service
upon the Director until at least 30 days have elapsed after process or
notice has been served on the Director.
(Source: P.A. 88-643, eff. 1-1-95.)