(225 ILCS 425/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 2011)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 8. Bond requirement. A collection agency shall be required to file and maintain in force a surety bond, issued by an insurance company authorized to transact fidelity and surety business in the State of Illinois. The bond shall be for the benefit of creditors who obtain a judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction based on the failure of the agency to remit money collected on account and owed to the creditor. No action on the bond shall be commenced more than one year after the creditor obtains a judgment against the collection agency from a court of competent jurisdiction. The bond shall be in the form prescribed by the Secretary in the sum of $25,000. The bond shall be continuous in form and run concurrently with the original and each renewal license period unless terminated by the insurance company. An insurance company may terminate a bond and avoid further liability by filing a 60-day notice of termination with the Department and at the same time sending the same notice to the agency. A license shall be cancelled on the termination date of the agency's bond unless a new bond is filed with the Department to become effective at the termination date of the prior bond. If a license has been cancelled under this Section, the agency must file a new application and will be considered a new applicant if it obtains a new bond.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15.)