(815 ILCS 175/15-75)
    Sec. 15-75. Account numbers required; retention and maintenance of records.
    (a) Each loan broker agreement shall be given an account number and all instruments taken in connection with that agreement must bear this number. Each loan broker shall keep and maintain the following records or their equivalent:
        (1) A loan agreement register that consists of a
chronological listing of all loan broker agreements that have been entered into. For each loan broker agreement the register shall contain the following:
            (A) The account number.
            (B) The date of the agreement.
            (C) The name of the borrower or any proposed
            (D) The amount of any fees charged.
            (E) The cost and type of any insurance required.
        (2) A file for each borrower or proposed borrower
shall contain the following:
            (A) The name and address of the borrower or any
proposed borrower.
            (B) A copy of the signed loan broker agreement.
            (C) A copy of any other papers or instruments
used in connection with the loan broker agreement and signed by the borrower or any proposed borrower, including a copy of the disclosure document required by Section 15-30 of this Act that contains an acknowledged receipt by the borrower or any proposed borrower.
            (D) If a loan was obtained for the borrower, the
name and address of the creditor.
            (E) If a loan is accepted by the borrower, a copy
of the loan agreement.
            (F) The amount of the loan broker's fee that the
borrower has paid. If there is an unpaid balance, the status of any collection efforts.
        (3) All receipts from or for the account of borrowers
or any proposed borrowers and all disbursements to or for the account of borrowers or any proposed borrowers, recorded so that the transactions are readily identifiable.
        (4) A general ledger that shall be posted at least
monthly, and a trial balance sheet and profit and loss statement prepared within 30 days of the Secretary of State's request for the information.
        (5) A copy of:
            (A) All advertisements, pamphlets, circulars,
letters, articles or communications published in any newspaper, magazine or periodical.
            (B) Scripts of any recording, radio or television
            (C) Any sales kits or literature to be used in
solicitation of borrowers.
    (b) The records listed in subsection (a) of this Section shall be kept for a period of 6 years in the loan broker's principal office and must be separate or readily identifiable from the records of any other business that is conducted in the office of the loan broker.
(Source: P.A. 89-209, eff. 1-1-96.)