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815 ILCS 125/0.01

    (815 ILCS 125/0.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 2900)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Foreign Corporation Lending Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

815 ILCS 125/1

    (815 ILCS 125/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 2901)
    Sec. 1. Investments and loans; transaction of business in Illinois. Except a corporation, person, or other entity that is required to be chartered, licensed, certified, registered, regulated, or supervised under State law other than the Business Corporation Act of 1983, a corporation formed under the laws of any other state or country, and authorized by its charter to invest and loan money, may, without qualifying to transact business in this state, invest or loan money, purchase or contract to purchase notes or other evidences of indebtedness or interests therein, secured by any security instrument, including mortgages or trust deeds in the nature of mortgages conveying real or personal property in the State of Illinois. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law of this state, any foreign corporation that may have heretofore or hereafter purchased notes or other evidences of indebtedness as aforesaid, shall have the same rights and powers for the recovery, servicing, protection and enforcement, by foreclosure or otherwise, of such notes or other evidences of indebtedness subject to the same penalties for usury, as private persons, citizens of this state. Such foreign corporation shall have power to acquire, hold, lease, mortgage, sell, contract with respect to, or otherwise protect or convey property in this state heretofore or hereafter assigned, transferred, mortgaged or conveyed to it as security for, or in whole or part satisfaction of, indebtedness purchased or owned by it. When a sale is made under any judgment, or power in a mortgage or deed, such foreign corporation may purchase, in its corporate name, the property offered for sale, and become vested with the title wherever a natural person might do so in like cases: Provided, however, that in case such corporation shall not, within the period of five years after acquiring such title, sell any real estate so acquired, it is the duty of the State's Attorney to proceed by complaint, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, against such corporation, in the Circuit Court of the county within which such land is situated, and such court has jurisdiction to hear and determine the fact, and to order the sale of such land or real estate, at such time and place, subject to such rules as the court shall establish.
    The court shall tax, as the fees of the State's Attorney, such sum as shall be reasonable; and the proceeds of such sale, after deducting the said fees and costs of proceedings, shall be paid over to such corporation. "Corporation" as used in this Act shall be deemed to include any bank or insurance company, provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to confer banking powers or privileges upon any such corporation.
    No foreign corporation shall be deemed to be transacting business in this state solely by reason of the performance of any of the acts hereinabove authorized.
(Source: P.A. 89-355, eff. 8-17-95.)