(225 ILCS 605/8)
(from Ch. 8, par. 308)
Each non-resident applicant for an original license or renewal
license, except a foreign corporation, shall file with the Department an
irrevocable consent that actions against the applicant may be filed in any
appropriate court of any county or municipality of this State in which the
plaintiff resides or in which some part of the transaction occurred out of
which the alleged cause of action arose and that process in any action may
be served on the applicant by leaving 2 copies thereof with the Director.
Such consent shall stipulate and agree that such service of process shall
be taken and held to be valid and binding for all purposes. The Director
shall send forthwith one copy of such process to the applicant at the
address shown on the records of the Department by registered mail. No
foreign corporation shall receive a license under this Act until it has
been authorized to do business in this State by the Secretary of State.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2956.)