(815 ILCS 307/10-125)
Service of process.
(a) Any person acting as a business broker, unless exempt from registration
under this Act, shall constitute an appointment of the Secretary of State, or
his or her successors in Office, by the person to be the true and lawful
attorney for the person upon whom may be served all lawful process in any
action or proceeding against the person, arising out of his or her activities
as a business broker.
(b) Service of process under this Section shall be made by serving a copy
upon the Secretary of State or any employee in his or her Office designated by
the Secretary of
State to accept such service for him or her, provided notice of such and a copy
of the process are, within 10 days of receipt, sent by registered mail or
certified mail, return receipt requested, by the plaintiff to the defendant, at
the last known address of the defendant. The filing fee for service of
process under this Section is non-refundable and is the amount established in
Section 10-25 of this Act. The Secretary of State shall keep a record of all
such processes that shall show the day of the service.
(Source: P.A. 92-308, eff. 1-1-02.)