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Illinois Business License

What information can be found on Business License public records?

WatchIllinois will search through thousands of Northern Illinois Business Licenses to find matching records for your Watches. If you are trying to find information on a person, a business, or a phone number, that you know, WatchIllinois may be able to locate that information on Business License public records.

Typical information that can be found on Business License public records includes: name, address, company name, and more. WatchIllinois will scan previously recorded Business License public records, as well as new public records as they are added weekly, to give you the best chance of finding the information you seek.

How far back do Watch Illinois Business License public records go?

The list below represents which Illinois counties Watch Illinois will check to find Business License public records, and also how far back the data goes.

  • Champaign Business Licenses - Since 3/28/2008
  • Cook Business Licenses - Since 1/10/1999
  • Dekalb Business Licenses - Since 6/1/2004
  • Dupage Business Licenses - Since 12/28/1998
  • Kane Business Licenses - Since 12/8/1998
  • Kendall Business Licenses - Since 1/6/1999
  • Lake Business Licenses - Since 12/31/1998
  • McHenry Business Licenses - Since 12/31/1998
  • Will Business Licenses - Since 1/3/1999

Understanding a Business Licenses Record:

  • Input Date: This is the date the record was typed into Record Information Services' database. Not to be confused with the date of transaction, or date of record.
  • Company Name: Name of the company obtaining a business license.
  • Address: Address of company obtaining a business license.
  • Filing Date: The date the business license was filed at the county clerk's office.
  • Company Description: This only populates for certain counties.
  • Filing Number: The number referencing filing document.
  • X & Y: Identifies the latitude and longitude coordinates of the property.
  • Census Tract: The census is conducted by the US Census Bureau every 10 years. It identifies certain geographic areas by census tract and census block. The census track reflects median numbers when it comes to age and income. It is a generalization about a specific area, not by any means an exact science or number.
  • Census Age and Income: When selecting an income range, those numbers will reflect a median household income, not an average of the census tract area. The median age is identified by using the census block as a benchmark which does reflect a more accurate picture of a geographic area.

Get Started in 4 Easy Steps

  • Step One: Create an Account
  • Step Two: Create your Watch  
  • Step Three: View results instantly
  • Step Four: Receive ongoing weekly updates if new public records are filed

What is WatchIllinois?

WatchIllinois is a unique online tool which automatically alerts you when a change occurs in the public record of a person, property, or business of your choosing. Simply sign up for the criteria you want to "watch" , and we'll e-mail you weekly, letting you know if new public records are filed in the Illinois court system, based on your criteria.


About Us

WatchIllinois is a subsidiary of Record Information Services, Inc. , a 21-year old public record data compiler in the far west suburbs of Chicago, IL. WatchIllinois was created to satisfy the demand for an automated public record alerting system, that would save people time, money, and the effort that is required to track down and locate people, properties, businesses, and more in Northern Illinois. » Read More