(225 ILCS 620/7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 207)
Each non-resident applicant for an original license or
renewal license shall file with the
Department an irrevocable consent that actions against the applicant may
be filed in the circuit court of the county 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 certified 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
(Source: P.A. 81-192.)