(55 ILCS 5/3-5014)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-5014)
Mortgages or liens filed but not recorded.
receipt of any mortgage, trust deed or conveyance of personal property
having the effect of a mortgage or lien upon such property, upon which is
indorsed the words, "this instrument to be filed, but not recorded" or
words of a similar import, signed by the mortgagee, his agent or attorney,
the recorder shall mark the instrument "filed", endorse the time (including
the hour of the day) of the receipt thereof and file the same in his office.
Each instrument filed as above shall be numbered and indexed by the
Recorder in the book wherein he alphabetically indexes chattel mortgages
and shall refer to the number appearing on the filed instrument.
The recorder may destroy any instrument filed but not recorded in the
manner hereinabove provided, one year after the maturity thereof as stated
therein; except, no such instrument may be destroyed until one year after
the maturity of the last extension thereof filed in the recorder's office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)