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There is a New Attorney Agent Disclosure of Financial Interest form that goes into effect March 3, 2022, and instructions on how the agent should complete the form. The form can be found here or under documents and forms on the website. 

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Crain’s Event

Crain’s Event:  https://www.chicagobusiness.com/events/real-estate-forum-series-1 “It was such an honor to hear Derek Dudley and James Reynolds about their plans that could provide an economic boost to the South Shore while also providing an insatiable demand for video and film production space nationwide. We are excited to see what the future holds!

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The Changing Real Estate Transaction – November

Nov 3, 2021Greater Illinois Title Company continued our legal education at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook with Joseph R. Fortunato, Jr. Esq., Partner, Momkus LLP giving an overview of the Illinois Case Law Updates; T. Nicholas Tyszka, Esq., Law Offices of T. Nicholas Tyszka, LLC, who gave a IRELA Update regarding new issues for the real estate practitioner; and Stanley J. Czaja, Esq., VP Midwest Region and Underwriting Counsel, WFG National Title Insurance Company who went over underwriting issues. GIT takes pride in continuing

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The Changing Real Estate Transaction – October

Oct. 5, 2021Greater Illinois Title Company continued our legal education at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook with Linda Grahovec, Vice President, IEP, ITP, NTP, FNF National Agency Director of Education and Marketing Strategy discussed New Fraud Schemes and Cybersecurity; Stanley J. Czaja, Esq., ITP – Vice President, Midwest Regional Manager and Underwriting Counsel from WFG National Title Insurance Company discussed Remote Online Notarizations (RON) in Illinois, as well as given underwriting updates and recent claim issues; and our National Title Services Group (NTSG) explained

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Preparing for the Future

June 8th, 2021Our “Preparing for the Future” CLE went through the discussion of Bankruptcy Title Issues, Foreclosed Properties Refreshed, the City of Chicago Findings, Decisions and Orders, as well as Remote Online Notarization in Illinois. We would like to personally thank Stanley Czaja from WFG for joining us and educating us on these topics. We appreciate the time you took to give us such a great presentation! We would also like to thank all the attorneys who attended our online CLE. Education is

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Discussion on Basic Title Forms

April 27, 2021Our speakers at this event: Gina F. Llanas, Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel; Tim Meyers, Vice President Underwriting Officer; Ray Donato, Underwriting Officer & Commercial Officer; Erin Tracey Jenner, Senior Vice President of Production Operations and Director of Training; and Greg Kosin, President and Chief of Compliance Officer. Continuing Legal Education is something GITC takes seriously and we are happy to offer something to contribute toward that learning experience. We loved having so many attorneys virtually join us in discussing basic

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Greater Illinois Title Company conducted a New-Attorney CLE.

Sept. 14, 2021Greater Illinois Title Company conducted a New-Attorney CLE. Big Thank You to our President Greg Kosin for allowing our knowledgeable SVP employees Erin Jenner & Guy Lundstrom and Guest Speaker Attorney Deborah Lifka for teaching such a great class of attorneys. GIT constantly moves forward as we Continue Legal Education for our Attorneys.  

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Stewart Title Press Release

For more information regarding this acquisition, please click on these links.https://www.housingwire.com/articles/stewart-title-buys-largest-title-company-in-illinois/https://www.thetitlereport.com/Articles/Stewart-acquires-Michigan-Illinois-title-companies-84136.aspx

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Eisenberg Foundation

Eisenberg Foundation:GIT continues to give back, show our love and support for multiple organizations. Our coworker, Sara O’Connor, is an active board member of the Eisenberg Foundation. The Eisenberg Foundation provides funding for life saving cancer research, as well as real estate mentorship and educational programs to provide a career path for today’s youth. Sara’s husband Patrick O’Connor has been successfully battling stage four esophageal cancer since March 2017. Their personal battle continues largely in part of research organizations like the Eisenberg Foundation.GIT

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Walk 4 Hearing

Walk 4 HearingGreater Illinois Title Company raised money for our coworker Monica Pruess. GIT had a “jean day” where our employees donated to wear jeans in honor of Monica and her daughter, Ellie. With these funds it placed Monica, her family and team in 1st place in the Chicagoland area with having the most funds raised at an astonishing amount of $6,146 which surpassed Monica’s goal of last year’s amount of $2,725! Chicago alone raised over $62,000 at the event.   Monica shared

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Zoccam

Zoccam Saves Time- Rethink the way you spend your time and money- GITGC now offers an easier way to send and receive Earnest money through an application called Zoccam. For more information: https://www.zoccam.com

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July 28, 2021 GITC Received the 2020 FNF Title Agency Award

Greater Illinois Title Company was presented with the 2020 Leading Title Agency in Action and Excellence Award today in our Chicago Loop Office by David Scott from Fidelity National Title. We are honored to have received this award and would like to thank our incredibly hard working employees. With your contribution to this company and dedicated hard work in the past 18 months working through some tough times, we are incredibly thankful to have you all on our team. Thank you to our

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New Addition for Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartments Rises At 2700 N Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park

$500,000,000 Deal GIT secured a close on these beautiful Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartment Rises at 2700 N. Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park back in December. Its structure is 85 feet tall and is nestled between the complex’s two existing buildings that are currently under renovation, which will add an additional 11 units. These new apartments provide an additional 80 residential units, in which altogether there will be 485 apartments as soon as all the work is complete. We want to make a huge

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Lawson House Renovation Secures 16th Place in Tallest Construction Countdown

$250,719,186 Deal We are always proud to be of something GREATER! Check out this amazing project we handled for the Lawson House, which is number 16 in Chicago’s YIMBY’s year-end countdown of the tallest construction projects. We are proud to work alongside Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation and Walsh Construction for this 272- foot and 24-story building. We are honored to be part of this deal and thank everyone who made the process easy. GIT would personally like to thank a few of

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Now Offering Drive Up Closings

GREATER ILLINOIS TITLE COMPANY DRIVE UP Closings Greater Illinois Title Company is working to provide safe and convenient options to help our clients. We are currently offering two options for Drive Up closings. For purchase transactions, -Drive Up to a GIT office For refinance transactions – Drive Up to the borrower’s home   BOTH OPTIONS DESCRIBED BELOW WILL REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Schedule A Closing APPOINTMENT Call or email your local GIT office Email clientservices@gitc.com Email lenderservices@gitc.com Contact your GIT Account Manager 2. Obtain

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GITGC Updated Closing Procedures During COVID-19/Coronavirus

During these uncertain times we are striving to provide all necessary title and escrow services to our clients while still protecting the health and safety of our employees and office visitors. In order to exercise an abundance of caution, and limit our person to person contact, during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic we are implementing the following procedures at the GIT Group of Companies. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Note: We are requesting that only those persons that need to sign

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The GIT Group of Companies COVID-19/Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan and Business Continuity Plan

The GIT Group of Companies recognize this unsettling time with the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation rapidly evolving across the country. We are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of the virus. Our priority remains the safety of employees and customers that visit our offices. The GIT Group of Companies has in place a Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan which is currently in effect. This proactive plan puts into place preventative measures to minimize contact and potential exposure to COVI D – 19 and having some

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The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Report & ALTA Best Practices Certification

The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Report and ALTA Best Practices Certification Greater Illinois Title Company, the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest in the country announced that it has recently completed its Service Organization Controls Type 2 SOC 2 examination and ALTA Best Practices Certification for the period of 2016 to 2017. The examinations were performed by an independent auditing firm, A-LIGN and contained no exceptions. A Type II report includes

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IDFPR Launches State Tax Lien Registry

Effective January 1, 2018, whenever a title company is searching property for the purpose of issuing commitments or policies, a search must be conducted on the Illinois State Tax Lien Registry (STLR). Illinois will have an online database for the recording of a lien against a person or entity who owes money/taxes to the Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”). On July 6, 2017, Public Act 100-22 (SB9), became effective allowing the IDOR to create its own state tax lien registry. Put simply, the

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2018 IDFPR Town Hall Meeting on Title Agent Compensation

On January 3, 2018, the IDFPR held a Town Hall Meeting which was labeled by the IDFPR as the beginning of a dialogue regarding premium splits between title agents and their underwriters. They referred to it as the first step in a long journey. The IDFPR limited the discussions at the town hall meeting to the following three issues: (1) Improper Inducements– IDFPR Position- The underlying agreement between the underwriter and the agent controls the compensation to be paid and if a higher

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GIT Opens New Hyde Park Office

Greater Illinois Title Company has recently opened a new closing office in Hyde Park. The new location is GIT’s s eighteenth office in Illinois. For other office locations click here. The new closing office is located in Chicago on the second floor of the Hyde Park Business Center at 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue. Hyde Park is one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods and is a chic location because of new development in the area including new restaurants and a Whole Foods. Closing

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GIT FLORIDA TITLE SERVICES OPENS NEW SARASOTA OFFICE

GIT FLORIDA TITLE SERVICES OPENS NEW SARASOTA OFFICE GIT Florida Title Services, (GFT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company, one of the largest title agencies in the country, moved to larger offices in the Center Pointe Building located at 2033 Main Street in Sarasota. The new Florida state headquarters office builds upon the company’s rapid growth in the State of Florida as the company is facilitating residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions in all 67 counties in the state. The

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SOC 2® Report and ALTA Best Practices

Greater Illinois Title Company Completes SOC 2® Report and ALTA Best Practices AT 101 Certification Greater Illinois Title Company, the largest title agency in Illinois and one of the largest in the country, announced that it recently completed its Service Organization Controls SOC 2® examination under AT Section 101 and its AT 101 ALTA Best Practices Certification. The examination and certification were conducted by A-LIGN, a licensed CPA firm, accredited ISO 27001 certification body and ALTA Elite Provider. Completion of the SOC 2®

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REID MCCULLOUGH JOINS GIT FLORIDA TITLE SERVICES

GIT Florida Title Services, a subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, announced that Reid McCullough, Esq. has joined the company as Florida Regional Title Counsel. Mr. McCullough will be based in the GIT Florida Sarasota office located at 1990 Main Street where he will be responsible for business operations and underwriting matters.  He will manage Florida residential and commercial transactions and assist in the coordination of national commercial underwriting. Reid McCullough received his BS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and

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WHO’S WHO IN 2015?!?

GIT’s own Regional Account Manager, Sara Hulsebus’ hard work has been recognized by Chicago Agent Magazine.This list recognizes a “select” group of professionals in our industry who’ve distinguished themselves by going above and beyond to service others. Please read more here.          

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GREATER ILLINOIS TITLE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO FLORIDA

Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based real estate information services provider and Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, has announced that it has opened a title insurance and closing operation in Florida. GIT Florida Title Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company will operate an office in Sarasota to research, insure and close residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions in all 67 counties in Florida. In addition, the company will facilitate new construction and development business throughout the state.

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GREATER ILLINOIS TITLE OPENS CLOSING OFFICE IN NAPERVILLE

  Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based title insurance and real estate information services provider, has announced that it has opened a closing office in Naperville. The new location is GIT’s seventeenth office in Illinois. The company also operates four locations in Indiana under its wholly owned subsidiary Greater Indiana Title Company. The new closing office is located at 50 South Main Street in downtown Naperville. Located on the second floor of the Main Street Promenade Business Center, the location is in

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GIT named top workplace by Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Tribune Names GIT a Top Workplace Achiever

Greater Illinois Title Company, a Chicago based title insurance and real estate information services firm, has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the Chicago metropolitan area by the Chicago Tribune. The company is on the list of The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever in 2014. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts

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GIT Announces November 5th CLE Seminar

Greater Illinois Title Company will hold its next Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Wednesday, November 5th at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook. This presentation will educate attorneys by offering an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s eClosing Pilot Program. This program will target research on eClosing solutions involving managing documents, data transfer, electronic signatures, and consumer awareness. This CLE series will provide a quality speaking lineup, including Ralph Schumann, Alec Cheung, and Nancy Pratt. GIT has also invited a Chris Christensen, PeirsonPatterson LLP,

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GREATER ILLINOIS TITLE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO INDIANA

Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT), a Chicago-based real estate information services provider and Illinois’ largest title insurance agency, has announced that it has opened a full service title insurance and closing operation in Indiana.   Greater Indiana Title Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company has opened its main office in Merriville and closing locations in Munster, Valparaiso and St. John. Greater Indiana Title will service customers in Northwest Indiana and throughout the state.   Cindy Colvin has joined Greater

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GIT Announces October 7th CLE

Greater Illinois Title Company will continue it’s CLE series “Real Estate  for Changing Times.” This presentation will provide attorneys with current information by offering an overview of important topics such as recent Commercial and Construction Real Estate law update, the CFPB E-closing Pilot Program, and matters relating to the Federal Regulation of Real Estate.    Located in the heart of Downtown, this CLE series provides a quality speaking lineup, including Samuel H. Levine, Christopher W. Christensen, and Timothy V. Kemp. To register for more information

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Crain's Real Estate Forum

Don’t Miss Rocky Wirtz at Crain’s Real Estate Breakfast

        Greater Illinois Title Company is a proud sponsor of the Crain’s Real Estate Breakfast on Tuesday, September 23rd  at the Chicago Club. Coffee Networking Reception 7:30 a.m. • Breakfast Program 8:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Don’t miss featured guest, W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz, interviewed by Alby Gallun, Senior Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business. To register or for more information click here

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GIT Announces Formation of NTSG™

Greater Illinois Title Company announced that it has formed a new division, the National Title Services Group ™ (NTSG) to streamline its growing national business through a separate business unit. NTSG™ will provide new opportunities for out-of-state residential and commercial title business development and will provide full service title insurance and settlement services for real estate transactions nationwide. GIT now writes title insurance policies and can handle closings directly in five states: Illinois, Iowa,  Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. With the NTSG in place and operating, and through our national resources with bothChicago Title and Old Republic

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GIT Sponsors IMBA Golf Outing

Greater Illinois Title was a proud annual sponsor of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association IMBA Golf Outing last week. GIT also sponsored a hole on the beautiful Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park course. A few GIT account managers were in full attendance and dressed the part.

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As the largest title agency in Illinois, Greater Illinois Title Company provides a single point of contact for all title and closing related services. Our mission is to view all customers as partners in business. Customizable products and services provided by experienced professionals help GIT customers attain greater efficiency, tighter production times and forward-thinking responses to smooth out the closing process.

 

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