(a) All reports required by this Act to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State shall be made on forms which shall be prescribed and furnished by the Secretary of State. Forms for all other documents to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State shall be furnished by the Secretary of State on request therefor, but the use thereof, unless otherwise specifically prescribed in this Act, shall not be mandatory.
     (b) Whenever any provision of this Act specifically requires any document to be executed by the corporation in accordance with this Section, unless otherwise specifically stated in this Act and subject to any additional provisions of this Act, such document shall be executed, in ink, as follows:

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 805 ILCS 105/101.10

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone, is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.10
  • 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
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

         (1) The articles of incorporation shall be signed by
    
the incorporator or incorporators.
        (2) All other documents shall be signed:
             (i) By the president, a vice-president, the
        
secretary, an assistant secretary, the treasurer, or other officer duly authorized by the board of directors of the corporation to execute the document and verified by him or her; or
            (ii) If it shall appear from the document that
        
there are no such officers, then by a majority of the directors or by such directors as may be designated by the board; or
            (iii) If it shall appear from the document that
        
there are no such officers or directors, then by the members, or such of them as may be designated by the members at a lawful meeting; or
            (iv) If the corporate assets are in the
        
possession of a receiver, trustee or other court-appointed officer, then by the fiduciary or the majority of them if there are more than one.
    (c) The name of a person signing the document and the capacity in which he or she signs shall be stated beneath or opposite his or her signature.
     (d) Whenever any provision of this Act requires any document to be verified, such requirement is satisfied by either:
         (1) The formal acknowledgment by the person or one of
    
the persons signing the instrument that it is his or her act and deed or the act and deed of the corporation, as the case may be, and that the facts stated therein are true. Such acknowledgment shall be made before a person who is authorized by the law of the place of execution to take acknowledgments of deeds and who, if he or she has a seal of office, shall affix it to the instrument; or
        (2) The signature, without more, of the person or
    
persons signing the instrument, in which case such signature or signatures shall constitute the affirmation or acknowledgment of the signatory, under penalties of perjury, that the instrument is his or her act and deed or the act and deed of the corporation, as the case may be, and that the facts stated therein are true.
    (e) Whenever any provision of this Act requires any document to be filed with the Secretary of State or in accordance with this Section, such requirement means that:
         (1) The original signed document, and if in duplicate
    
as provided by this Act, one true copy, which may be signed, or carbon or photocopy shall be delivered to the office of the Secretary of State.
        (2) All fees and charges authorized by law to be
    
collected by the Secretary of State in connection with the filing of the document shall be tendered to the Secretary of State.
        (3) If the Secretary of State finds that the document
    
conforms to law, he or she shall, when all fees and charges have been paid as in this Act prescribed:
            (i) Endorse on the original and on the true copy,
        
if any, the word "filed" and the month, day and year thereof;
            (ii) File the original in his or her office;
             (iii) (Blank); and
             (iv) If the filing is in duplicate, he or she
        
shall return the copy to the corporation or its representative.
    (f) If another Section of this Act specifically prescribes a manner of filing or executing a specified document which differs from the corresponding provisions of this Section, then the provisions of such other Section shall govern.