(815 ILCS 175/15-95)
Service of process.
(a) A person acting as a loan broker, unless exempt from registration
under this Act, shall constitute an appointment of the Secretary of State, or
his or her successors in Office, by the person to be the true and lawful
attorney for the person upon whom may be served all lawful process in any
action or proceeding against the person, arising out of his or her activities
as a loan broker.
(b) Service of process under this Section shall be made by serving a copy
upon the Secretary of State or any employee in his or her Office designated by
the Secretary of State to accept such service for him or her, provided notice
and a copy of the
process are, within 10 days of receipt, sent by registered mail or certified
mail, return receipt requested, by the plaintiff to the defendant, at the last
known address of the defendant. The filing fee for service of process under
this Section is non-refundable and is the amount established in Section 15-25
of this Act. The Secretary of State shall keep a record of all such processes
that shall show the day of the service.
(Source: P.A. 92-308, eff. 1-1-02.)