(a) A notice of tax lien shall be a lien upon the debtor’s personal property, both tangible and intangible, located anywhere in the State, and a lien upon the real property of the debtor located in the county or counties as specified in the notice of tax lien, for a period of 20 years from the date of filing unless it is sooner released by the Department.
     (b) A notice of release of tax lien filed in the registry shall constitute a release of the tax lien within the Department, the registry, and the county in which the tax lien was previously filed. The information contained on the registry shall be controlling, and the registry shall supersede the records of any county.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 750/1-25

  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14