(805 ILCS 180/45-20)
    Sec. 45-20. Registration; registered name of foreign limited liability company.
    (a) Any foreign limited liability company not transacting business in this State and not authorized to transact business in this State may register its name, provided its name is available for use as determined by the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of this Act that specify name availability for limited liability companies organized in Illinois. Registration shall be made by doing the following:
        (1) executing and filing in accordance with the forms
and regulations that the Secretary of State may specify:
            (A) an application for registration, stating the
name of the limited liability company, the State or place under the laws of which it is organized, the date of its organization, a brief statement of the business in which it is engaged or plans to engage, the post-office address of the limited liability company to which the Secretary of State may mail notices as required or permitted by this Act, and that it desires to register its name under this Section; and
            (B) a certificate setting forth that the limited
liability company is in good standing under the laws of the State or place wherein it is organized executed by the Secretary of State of that state or by some other public official that may have custody of the records pertaining to limited liability companies; and
        (2) paying to the Secretary of State a fee of $300.
    (b) Registration shall be effective from the date of filing by the Secretary of State until the first day of the twelfth month following that date.
    (c) Registration may be renewed from year to year by filing an application for renewal setting forth the facts required in an original application for registration and accompanied by a certificate of good standing as required for the original registration and by paying the fee of $100 within 60 days immediately preceding the first day of the twelfth month following the date of filing the original registration or previous renewal. Renewal shall extend the registration for 12 months, to expire on the first day of the month in which the original registration was filed the next year.
    (d) Any foreign limited liability company that has in effect a registration of its name may cancel that registration at any time by filing an application for cancellation in the same manner and setting forth the same facts required to be set forth in an original registration and paying the fee prescribed by this Act.
    (e) The Secretary of State may cancel any registration if, after a hearing, he or she finds that the application therefor or any renewal thereof was made contrary to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1062.)