(215 ILCS 5/112) (from Ch. 73, par. 724)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
Sec. 112. Service of process - Director as attorney.
(1) Every foreign or alien company desiring to transact business in this State shall file with the Director a duly executed instrument whereby the company shall appoint and constitute the Director and his successor or successors in office the true and lawful attorney of such company upon whom all lawful process in any action or legal proceeding against it may be served and shall agree that any such lawful process against it which may be served upon its said attorney as provided in this section shall be of the same force and validity as if served upon the company and that the authority thereof shall continue in force irrevocably so long as any liability of the company in the State shall remain outstanding.
(2) Process authorized by such instrument or by any similar instrument heretofore executed shall be served by delivering to and leaving with the Director duplicate copies of such process with payment of the fee prescribed by this Code, and the service thereof upon such attorney shall be deemed service upon the company. The Director shall forthwith forward one copy of each such process by certified or registered mail prepaid to the company, or in the case of an alien company, to the United States Manager or last appointed United States general agent of the company, giving the day and the hour of such service. Service of such process shall not be complete until the copy thereof has been so mailed and received by the company, and the certified receipt or registry receipt shall be prima facie evidence of the completion of such service. Service of process on a reciprocal or Lloyds shall be governed by sections 77 and 105 respectively.
(Source: P.A. 83-598.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015