(765 ILCS 5/9)
(from Ch. 30, par. 8)
Deeds for the conveyance of land may be substantially in the
The grantor (here insert name or names and place of residence), for
and in consideration of (here insert consideration),
conveys and warrants to (here insert the grantee's name or names) the
following described real estate (here insert description), situated in
the County of ...., in the State of Illinois.
Dated (insert date).
(signature of grantor or grantors)
The names of the parties shall be typed or printed below the
signatures. Such form shall have a blank space of 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2
inches for use by the recorder. However, the failure to comply with the
requirement that the names of the parties be typed or printed
below the signatures and that the form have a blank space of 3 1/2
inches by 3 1/2 inches for use by the recorder shall not affect
the validity and effect of such form.
Every deed in substance in the above form, when otherwise duly
executed, shall be deemed and held a conveyance in fee simple, to the
grantee, his heirs or assigns, with covenants on the part of the
grantor, (1) that at the time of the making and delivery of such deed he
was the lawful owner of an indefeasible estate in fee simple, in and to
the premises therein described, and had good right and full power to
convey the same; (2) that the same were then free from all incumbrances;
and (3) that he warrants to the grantee, his heirs and assigns, the
quiet and peaceable possession of such premises, and will defend the
title thereto against all persons who may lawfully claim the same.
Such covenants shall be obligatory upon any grantor, his heirs and
personal representatives, as fully and with like effect as if written at
length in such deed.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)