(735 ILCS 5/8-1209)
(from Ch. 110, par. 8-1209)
Patents for land.
A patent for land shall be deemed and considered
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.)