(205 ILCS 685/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 7355)
    Sec. 5. (a) No financial institution may issue or sell a bank check, cashier's check, traveler's check, or money order to any individual in connection with a transaction or group of such contemporaneous transactions which involves United States coins or currency (or such other monetary instruments as the Director may prescribe) in amounts or denominations of $3,000 or more unless:
        (1) The individual has a transaction account with
such financial institution and the financial institution:
            (i) Verifies that fact through a signature card
or other information maintained by such institution in connection with the account of such individual; and
            (ii) Records the method of verification in
accordance with regulations which the Director shall prescribe; or
        (2) The individual furnishes the financial
institution with such forms of identification as the Director may require in regulations which the Director shall prescribe and the financial institution verifies and records such information in accordance with regulations which the Director shall prescribe.
    (b) Any information required to be recorded by any financial institution under subsection (a) of this Section 5 shall be reported to the Director at such time and in such manner as the Director may prescribe by rule or regulation.
    (c) The records required to be kept by this Act shall be kept on the premises of the financial institutions and shall be open to inspection by any law enforcement officer upon request of the head of such agency, made in writing and stating the particular information desired, the criminal or tax or regulatory purpose for which the information is sought and the official need for the information, which such information shall be received by them in confidence and shall not be disclosed to any person except for official purposes related to the investigation, proceeding or matter in connection with which the information is sought, and for which the agency shall reimburse the financial institution for costs incurred in searching for, making available, or reproducing requested reports.
    (d) For the purpose of this Act the term "transaction account" has the meaning given to such term in Section 19(b)(1)(c) of the Federal Reserve Act.
    (e) A financial institution in compliance with Section 5325 of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (31 U.S.C. 5311, et seq.) and Federal regulations prescribed thereunder shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of this Section and rules or regulations prescribed thereunder by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 87-619.)