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Illinois is the 25th most extensive and the 5th most populous of the 50 United States, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a broad economic base. Illinois is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O’Hare International Airport has ranked as one of the world’s busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

Incorporating a Corporation in Illinois

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation as required by the state law and help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Name of Illinois corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any existing entity or reserved or registered names.

Permitted designations: Illinois corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Engineer
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Union
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation.

Turnaround time:  About 9-12 business days. Expedited 24 hours filings is available for a fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Director qualifications: No special provisions.

Appearance in articles: Not required.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation’s principal office may be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual Reports must be filed by the first day of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The the fee is $75 plus an amount that is calculated based on paid-in capital. Corporations may also be required to file a Cumulative Report.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Permitted.

Forming an LLC in Illinois

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC as required by the state law and help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Name of Illinois Limited Liability Company must be distinguishable from the name of  any existing entity or reserved or registered names on file with the Secretary of State. Company Express willl research your company name to make sure it meets Illinois’ standards.

Permitted designations: Illinois LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • Limited Liability Company

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Insurance
  • Olympic
  • Olympiad
  • Paralympic
  • Paralympiad
  • Citius Altius Fortius
  • CHICOG
  • Chicago 2016

Prohibited words:

  • Union
  • Corporation
  • Corp
  • Incorporated
  • Inc.
  • LTD.
  • Co.
  • Limited Partnership
  • LP

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Organization.

Turnaround time: About 10-15 business days. 24 hours expedited filing is available for a fee.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: At least one managers/members is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs  Annual Report must be filed before the first day of the month that marks the anniversary of formation. The state annual report fee is $250.

Signatures: Only a manager or member may sign reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Permitted.

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