Check Illinois

Check Illinois is Illinois’ largest public records database of searchable records. The Website allows customers to perform quick background checks on individuals and businesses in the State of Illinois at an affordable price. Whether you are a human resource manager, a credit issuer, or just a concerned citizen, public records can provide you with powerful insight into the activities of individuals that you may be seeking to trust or do business with. Check Illinois is 100% safe and completely confidential. Check Illinois is unique in that the customer can select ONLY the public records of interest, or purchase a corporate account for unlimited name/property searches and record results.


How Does Check Illinois Work?

  • Type in the name, business name, phone number, address, or property identification number you wish to search
  • Check Illinois scans millions of Illinois public records
  • Searches take less than 60 seconds
  • Results are shown and you select your desired records
  • Quick and easy secure checkout
  • View your results online and also receive an emailed PDF of your records


What Is Included In A Check Illinois Background Check Report?
Check Illinois scans millions of Illinois public records, including:

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Mortgages
  • Foreclosures and Auctions
  • Divorces
  • State and Federal Tax Liens
  • Tax Sale Properties
  • Liens and Judgments
  • Bankruptcies
  • New Businesses
  • Incorporations
  • Probates
  • DUI
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Suspended and Revoked Licenses
  • Forcible Detainers
  • City of Chicago Building Code Violations


Corporate Accounts – Get Unlimited People and Property Search Reports
Check Illinois offers corporate accounts for businesses or individuals who want to perform unlimited name or property searches. Corporate accounts are convenient for the professional who needs to do multiple name or property searches, such as an HR manager performing applicant background checks, a landlord screening possible tenants, or a bank scanning for financial red flags on potential clients. The public records you select can be individually retrieved in a PDF format, and are also automatically stored in a secure, online account for quick future access. Several subscription options are available.


Partner With Check Illinois, Illinois’ Largest Public Records Database
Increase traffic to your Website and create new revenue by giving your visitors access to quick background checks on people and property. Record Information Services can design and integrate a co-branded Check Illinois page within your site, which is fully search engine optimized, self-managed, and provides you with an automated revenue stream. Visitors to your site can search for public records such as foreclosures, real estate transactions, bankruptcies, business licenses, DUIs, felonies, and more, by doing a name or address search. Check Illinois’ commitment to accuracy and timeliness of our robust public record data will have your visitors regularly returning for repeat visits.


Check Illinois Cobrands
Check Illinois’ has partnered with some of the largest news and media publishers in Illinois, including the Chicago Sun Times and Northwest News.


Check Illinois Program For Public Libraries
Public libraries can provide their patrons with access to Illinois’ most powerful background check Website by partnering with Check Illinois. Record Information Services handles the hosting, traffic, and integration of the site, while patrons access the database at the library, or remotely. Our Background Check Website is one of the top visited sites at libraries, giving patrons access to public record information without having to visit the local county offices. The site is used for people searches, researching properties, and researching the public records on a business.


Check Illinois Program For Townships And Municipalities
Townships can do quick background searches on constituents who are receiving financial assistance. With the first and last name of the applicant, you can view public records of the individual such as bankruptcies, evictions, misdemeanors, felonies, and more. Code enforcement professionals can check the foreclosure status of a property, or be made aware of any criminal activity that is occurring at a property.


Check Illinois Program For Politicians
Politicians can get a quick heads-up on their opponents from the privacy of their home or office by doing a name search on Check Illinois. See which candidates live in prestigious communities, who’s in bankruptcy or foreclosure, and which opponents and their relatives have a criminal background history.


Check Illinois Program for Housing Authorities And Property Management Companies
Help support your community’s housing initiatives with a quick and easy way for your organization to do criminal background checks. Get an instant snapshot of anyone’s criminal and civil background history, using Illinois’ largest public records database. A quick name search on your applicants and current tenants is a great preventative way to have a heads-up regarding past charges and current illegal activity that you may not even know is occurring at your rental property. Check Illinois can also partner with your existing tenant background check service to provide even more comprehensive public record data.