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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Illinois using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Illinois LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filings services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. When we send you the certified (filed) copy of the Articles of Organization, we will include a Statement of Information form. Add this to your order if you would like us to file it for you.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Illinois LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Illinois LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Illinois LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Illionois LLC Formation Guidelines
Limited Liability Company Name
The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its articles of organization: (1) shall contain the terms “limited liability company”, “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”, or, if organized as a low-profit limited liability company shall contain the term “L3C”; The name shall be distinguishable upon the records in the Office of the Secretary of State from the name of any domestic or foreign limited liability company and any reserved or registered name. Consult 805 ILCS 180/1-10 for further name restrictions. An available name may be reserved for a 90-day period. The filing fee is $300.
Organizers / Members
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1) or more persons. Each organizer of a limited liability company organized to engage in the practice of medicine shall be a licensed physician of this State or an attorney licensed to practice law in this State. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
The purposes of the limited liability company may be stated to be, or to include, the transaction of any or all lawful businesses for which limited liability companies may be organized under this Act. A limited liability company may not be formed for the purpose of providing insurance or practicing medicine or dentistry unless it first meets specific licensing requirements.
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Illinois or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Illinois.
Submit to the Secretary of State one (1) executed original and one (1) copy of the Articles of Organization. The Secretary of State returns one (1) copy “File” stamped as evidence of filing.
Once formed, the limited liability company will be required to file an Annual Report with the Secretary of State in order to maintain its existence. This report will be due each year prior to the first day of the company's "anniversary month", which is the month in which the company is organized. Like the Articles of Organization, the Annual Report may be filed on-line from this website. Should the company fail to file this report in a timely manner, it will incur the $300 late filing penalty mandated by the Limited Liability Company Act. Note that the Act contains no provision for the waiver or abatement of this penalty, so tardiness should be avoided. If the report is still not filed within 180 days of the due date, the company will be administratively dissolved. The Illinois Department of Business Services database includes information regarding corporations, not-for-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as, other business-related information. This database is provided to the public for "individual searches only". The use of this website or database to copy or download bulk searches or information is prohibited. Pursuant to statute, the Department of Business Services offers information for sale. For contract information, please contact the Department of Business Services at (217) 782-6961.
Illinois LLC Frequently Asked Questions