(305 ILCS 5/3-10.2)
(from Ch. 23, par. 3-10.2)
Recording or filing of notice of lien.
Upon the recording or filing of the notice of lien with the
recorder or Registrar of Titles of the county or counties in which
the real estate is situated, the State shall have a lien thereon under the
provisions of the 1949 Code, if applicable, for aid to the aged, blind or
disabled, and a lien for similar aid paid on and after the effective date
of this Code, and for payments made under Section 3-10.5 to preserve the
lien. The lien shall be prior to any lien thereafter recorded or filed and
shall be notice to a subsequent purchaser, assignor or encumbrancer of the
existence and nature of such lien.
The lien shall be inferior to the lien of general taxes, special
assessment and special taxes heretofore or hereafter levied by any
political subdivision or municipal corporation of the State.
In case title to land to be affected by the notice of lien is registered
under "An Act concerning land titles", approved May 1, 1897, as amended,
the notice shall be filed in the office of the registrar of titles of the
county within which the property is situated and shall be entered upon the
register of titles as a memorial or charge upon each folium of the register
of titles affected by such notice; but the State shall not have a
preference over the rights of any bona fide purchaser, mortgagee, judgment
creditor, or other lien holders registered prior to the registration of
In the administration of the estate of a deceased recipient the lien
shall also be inferior to funeral expenses not in excess of $500 and burial
expenses to the extent allowable under this Code, attorney's fees allowed
by the court in relation to such administration, and other expenses of
The lien shall be enforceable for a period of 5 years from the date of
recordation or filing of the notice of lien. The lien may be extended for
additional 5 year periods upon the filing or recordation of a new notice of
lien prior to the expiration of the current period of enforceability.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)