Watch Illinois

Give yourself peace of mind regarding those you trust and do business with.

  • Do you want to know if a customer of yours filed bankruptcy?
  • If your ex-wife got a DUI?
  • If your employee was arrested for theft?
  • If someone filed a lien on your property?


Now you can “watch” the public record activities of yourself and others through a revolutionary new online service called Watch Illinois. Watch Illinois is an online service that sends you weekly email alerts of new public records filed on the individuals or businesses that you choose to monitor. Users may track items such as a person, a business, or a property identification number. Simply sign up for the criteria you want to “watch” and all past public records in our system are delivered to you upon setup, with new ones being delivered when they are filed in the Illinois court system. Watch Illinois is 100% secure and completely confidential.


What Is Included In A Watch Illinois Report?
Watch Illinois compiles 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

FAQ About Watch Illinois

  • Watch Illinois is 100% completely confidential and legal.
  • No permission is required to be given, because all information is derived from public records.
  • Watch Illinois does not provide information such as Social Security Numbers or Driver’s License Numbers.
  • Watch Illinois does not compile credit reports or provide credit information, only public record information.


Counties Searched:
Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, Winnebago, and other downstate counties with selective access.


Watch Illinois Program For Schools And Universities
Give yourself peace-of-mind with continued monitoring of school employees.

  • Be aware of the future criminal activity of your employees, which could include drug possession charges, sexual assaults, battery charges, theft, obscenity, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Be alerted if an employee receives a DUI or has had their license suspended or revoked.
  • Stay current on where your employees live to ensure they are compliant with residency requirements.
  • Help improve workplace safety for staff and students, and reduce workplace theft.


Watch Illinois Program For Health Insurance Providers
Watch Illinois can alert you to important changes in your customer’s  lives that can affect the health insurance benefits available to them.

  • Be aware of customers who file divorce so you can save your company thousands of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims that you may be unaware of.
  • Be notified of any new DUI records your customers receive which could change insurability and rates.
  • Be alerted to public record changes in your customers’ lifestyles which could create new business opportunities, such as a new home purchase requiring homeowner’s insurance.


Watch Illinois Program For Employee Monitoring
Many companies today do pre-employment screening before making a hiring decision. But it is often what employees do after hiring that creates serious financial and liability issues for businesses. Financial difficulties, substance abuse, and domestic issues at home are often brought into the workplace, which then effect EVERY person in the company. Watch Illinois’ Program For Employee Monitoring allows businesses to monitor and track newly filed public records on the employees of their choosing, in a secure, confidential online account.
Discover public record information about your employees after the hire:

  • Find out if an employee who drives a company-owned vehicle receives a DUI, or has their license suspended or revoked.
  • Track employees public records for recent arrests for drug possessions or domestic battery.
  • Learn if an employee who is entrusted with company funds has had a foreclosure, bankruptcy filing, or a federal tax lien.
  • Be notified if an employee or nanny who works with children is arrested for child pornography, battery, theft, or other charges.
  • Stay current on where your employees live to ensure they are compliant with residency requirements.
  • Help improve workplace safety, and reduce workplace theft.
  • Be aware of situations that may affect the cost of health or auto insurance benefits, such as divorce or DUI.

Not a day goes by where we don’t hear of some type of violence in the workplace, which many times can create huge lawsuits, or completely devastate a business. More than ever, companies are taking a proactive approach in dealing with employees who may have personal issues that could affect business.


Watch Illinois Property Monitoring
Keep an eye on your investments with the Watch Illinois Property Monitoring system. Watch Illinois will alert you to new public records on a particular property as they are recorded. Simply let us know the properties you wish to track, by property identification number (PIN), or address, and we will set up weekly email alerts for you.
Monitor your rental, managed, and owned properties, or potential investments

  • Track the foreclosure status of properties you are considering investing in.
  • Be notified if one of your residential or commercial managed properties goes into foreclosure, files bankruptcy, goes to tax sale, and more.
  • Make contact with property owners in foreclosure so you know how the owner plans to remedy the situation. Will they still pay association dues? Are the utilities still turned on? Be aware!
  • Be alerted if a property you manage is facing a sale for unpaid taxes, so you can protect your investment instead of letting an investor purchase it later at auction.
  • Watch for liens and building code violations, which are often safety hazards and can affect the property values of the entire neighborhood.

Contact Record Information Services at (630) 557-1000 for a confidential discussion and demonstration of Watch Illinois or email us at sales @ .