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ATG COVID-19 Update #26: Masks Required in ATG Offices

08/02/2021 - 6:21pm
Agents in All States Effective Immediately ATG continues to follow the CDC and local governmental recommendations for health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. For your protection, we are re-...

New Illinois Legislation Passed Regarding Remote Notarization

07/29/2021 - 9:58am
EDITOR'S NOTE: See the August update. Hot Topic (originally posted July 29, 2021): Public Act 102-160 | Illinois Notary Public Act Revision On July 26, 2021, SB2664 was signed into law as Public Act...

Zoom Phishing Scam Warning

07/20/2021 - 4:55pm
As COVID-19 safeguards have led to an explosion of online video conferencing (using platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others) the fraud community has responded, and Zoom was its first...

Niles Eliminating Pre-Inspections

06/30/2021 - 9:34am
The Village of Niles will no longer require pre-transfer inspections starting August 1, 2021. Questions? Read the Village's June 23, 2021, announcement for details and contact information.

Stealing House?

04/01/2021 - 2:29pm
by Frank Pellegrini EDITOR'S NOTE: Like wire fraud, home-title fraud is on the rise. There are fraud-monitoring services available for a price, but as our author points out, homeowners in many...

Wisconsin Updates Remote Online Notarization Guidelines

02/16/2021 - 10:06am
On January 27, 2021, the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) released a notice with guidelines for implementing remote online notarization (RON) in Wisconsin. The notice...

Wire Instructions Update for Chicago-Area Closings

01/20/2021 - 11:52am
ATG updated the Wire Transfer Instructions for closings in our Chicago-area offices (see details). For closings in other ATG offices, see Wire Transfer Instructions. ATG has procedures in place for...