(735 ILCS 5/8-1209) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1209)
    Sec. 8-1209. Patents for land. A patent for land shall be deemed and considered a better legal and paramount title in the patentee, his or her legatees, heirs or assigns, than the official certificate of any register of a land office of the United States, of the entry or purchase of the same land.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)