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Illinois Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Search for registered business entities in the state of Illinois by using the Illinois Secretary of State Business Entity Search found here. Once the user has selected the type of business he or she will be searching for (Corporate or LLC) and completes the search, the user will have access to many useful details regarding the LLCs that appear in the search. In addition to gaining information on entities, users of the search can also check to see if entity names are available. This is useful for individuals planning on applying for an LLC in the state of Illinois.

How to Search

Step 1 – Go to This Webpage.

Once at the page, select one of three possible search options (Corporate and LLC, Corporate, or LLC). For this how-to, we will select LLC.

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Step 2 – Next, select the parameter that will be used to search for entities. The options consist of Name, Key Word, Partial Word, or File Number. Then, enter the name or number into the Search Box and click the white “Continue” button.

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Step 3 – The results from the search will appear in a list on a new page. To select an entity from the list to obtain a more detailed view of the company, click the blue, underlined LLC Name.

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Step 4 –¬†After an entity has been selected, the user will have access to the LLC’s File Number, Status, File Date, Entity Type, Type of LLC, Jurisdiction, Agent Information (several points of info), Principal Office, Management Type, Duration, Annual Report Filing Date, and the Series Name.

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