(215 ILCS 5/121-10) (from Ch. 73, par. 733-10)
    Sec. 121-10. Pleadings by unauthorized insurer - bond or certificate of authority. Before any unauthorized insurer files or causes to be filed any pleading in any court action, suit or proceeding or any notice, order, pleading, or process in an administrative proceeding before the Director instituted against such person or insurer, by services made as provided in Section 121-7, such insurer must either:
    (a) Deposit with the clerk of the court in which such action, suit, or proceeding is pending, or with the Director in administrative proceedings before him, cash or securities, or file with such clerk or Director a bond with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the clerk or Director in an amount to be fixed by the court or Director sufficient to secure the payment of any final judgment which may be rendered in such action or administrative proceeding; or
    (b) Procure a certificate of authority to transact the business of insurance in this State. In considering the application of an insurer for a certificate of authority, for the purposes of this paragraph, the Director need not assert the provisions of Section 444 against such insurer with respect to its application if he determines that such company would otherwise comply with the requirements for a certificate of authority.
(Source: P.A. 77-1565.)