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Illinois Private Investigator

ICS of Illinois provides a full range of private investigations in Illinois. The corporate headquarters for ICS of Illinois are located in Chicago, Illinois, and all investigations are performed by licensed Illinois private investigators. Our investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and reporting their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. ICS of Illinois is a private detective agency owned and operated by Ben Lopez. IL License # 117-001526.

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Illinois Private Investigator

Local Illinois Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Illinois are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Illinois Private Investigator

ICS of Illinois - IL License # 117-001526

ICS of Illinois is owned and operated by Ben Lopez, a licensed Illinois private detective with over 15 years experience in the private sector. He is a former Investigator for the City of Chicago, and a former Cook County Deputy Sheriff. Mr. Lopez is personally involved in all investigations conducted by ICS of Illinois, so you can be assured of receiving competent and diligent service, no matter what your investigative needs.

A private investigator in Illinois must apply to the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Illinois private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator. Often times a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers. In the State of Illinois, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a Illinois Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Illinois private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is an authorized employee or contractor, fully licensed and insured in accordance with Illinois State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.

Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation

Workers’ compensation fraud investigations can help to examine the validity of a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, people exaggerate the extent of their injuries or outright lie in order to obtain extra compensation or benefits that they truly are not entitled to.

Our team of Illinois private investigators knows this better than most. For years, ICS of Illinois investigators have been performing Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Investigations for a diverse range of companies. The primary focus of our workers’ comp investigations is to find fraudulent injury claims which can help employers and insurance companies save thousands of dollars. During the workers comp investigation process; we will perform the necessary surveillance and investigation activities in order to uncover the truth. After conducting a thorough fraud investigation, our private investigator can then provide a complete report, listing our findings and documenting any specific evidence we uncover. Overall, our workers compensation investigation services will help discover fraudulent workers compensation claims and provide the evidence and proof needed to defend against false claims. If you believe you need help investigating a Workers' Compensation Claim then call the professionals with ICS.

Adultery, Infidelity or Cheating Spouse Investigations

If your spouse or significant other is cheating, you deserve to know the truth. As difficult as it may be to come to terms with the fact that your loved one is having an affair, you are going to need to get all the facts and protect your interests and well being. Coping with infidelity is not easy, but living with it is worse. A Illinois private investigator at ICS can help you determine whether or not your loved one is being unfaithful with an Adultery, Infidelity or Cheating Spouse Investigation. Some common signs of cheating are: excessive or discreet use of the computer, spending more time at work, hiding their phone, credit card, or bank accounts histories, excessive arguing of facts related to time, blaming, defensive behavior, negative projections behavior - accusing you of an affair, lack of sexual interest or abnormal renewed sexual interest, abnormal call activity at the home or cell phones - hang ups and long tones, removal of pictures or photos from wallet, lost wedding ring, etc. If your spouse or loved one is exhibiting some or all of the common signs of cheating, you should contact ICS of Illinois today to begin a case and discover the truth. Our infidelity private investigators in Illinois will conduct a thorough investigation of the suspected cheater and provide you with our findings so that you can make the most informed decision for your future.

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Investigations

The most important factor in determining the custody of a child is the child's welfare. The best interest of the child is evaluated by a court based on a set of guidelines to ensure the child has a safe, healthy, loving and stable environment. Once custody has been determined, visitation arrangements are made for the parent without custody. Although it is important, normally, that each parent or known guardian remain a strong part of a child’s life, it is equally important that your child not be in an unhealthy environment. If you believe that the best interests of your child are not being met with the current child custody or visitation arrangements, ICS of Illinois can help you in your efforts to prove your case, documenting the evidence to support your claim, with a Illinois Child Custody Investigation. During the course of a child custody or child visitation investigation, ICS may interview friends, neighbors, relatives, school employees, doctors and day care workers.

The Office of the Attorney General of Illinois, County States Attorneys and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services are mandated under state law to enforce court orders and collect child support. Typically, these agencies are understaffed and limited in their ability to find deadbeat parents and hold them accountable. In addition, the government’s investigative techniques are both predictable and superficial, and deadbeat parents quickly learn how to live beneath the radar and avoid being located. Fortunately, the private investigators at ICS of Illinois are better equipped to quickly locate, and build a case against a deadbeat parent. ICS will use methods such as surveillance, hidden asset checks, public records searches, skip-tracing, undercover operations and others services in a Illinois Child Support Investigation.

Missing Person and Locate Investigations

Illinois Private Investigation

Traditionally, it is seen as law enforcement's job to locate missing persons, especially in the case of a kidnapping. However, due to statewide budgetary cuts, local law enforcement agencies are severely understaffed and lack the resources necessary to adequately investigate all instances of missing persons. In addition, police will sometimes overlook missing persons cases unless evidence of criminal activity exists. If you are searching for a lost loved one, and old friend from school, a debtor that owes you money, or other lost person, you will need to turn to a private investigator rather than the police to begin an investigation. ICS of Illinois can assist you with a Missing Person or Locate Lost Person Investigation to discover the whereabouts of someone who is not easy to find. ICS can also perform a Birth Parent Locate Investigation in Illinois on your behalf. If you need to locate a lost or missing person, and need results that you can't obtain elsewhere, contact ICS of Illinois to begin your case.

Background Check and Pre-Employment Screening

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the State of Illinois? Are you in Illinois and need a background check performed elsewhere? ICS can provide this service and many others. Background checks are one of the most well known and useful investigation tools a private investigator can provide. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation, providing clues and leads for the investigator and client to pursue. Background checks are also an important part of the Pre-Employment Screening Services offered by ICS. If you need Pre-Employment Screening services, a background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Illinois just like you get results since 1967.

Computer and Cellular Forensics

ICS private investigators in Illinois are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Illinois to scientifically analyze the data held on, or retrieved from computer storage media in such a way that the information can be used as evidence in a Illinois court of law. Our Illinois computer forensics investigators securely collect the suspect data and exam its contents based on the purpose of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS in Illinois provide services such as: data recovery of emails, instant messages, and all types of files, virus and spyware detection and removal, email tracing, pornography detection, computer and network intrusion detection and prevention, internet history evaluation, hidden files detection, and more. Our forensic technicians are knowledgeable and available to provide these services for desktop computers, laptops, network servers, digital cameras, media cards, smart phones including the iPhone, and most other forms of media and data storage. If you need a computer forensics investigator, click now to begin a Computer Forensics Private Investigation.


Illinois Detective Agency

Local Associations and Important Resources for Illinois

Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois, Inc.

Website: http://www.the-adi.com/

The State of Illinois Official Website

Website: http://www.illinois.gov/

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/

Illinois General Assembly

Website: http://www.ilga.gov/

About Illinois:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Illinois Private Investigator License

A private investigator in the State of Illinois must be licensed with the Division of Professional Regulation.
Reference Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/dtct.asp

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/dtct.asp
Email: Consumer Services
320 W. Washington, Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62786
Phone: (217) 785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645

Associations:
Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois, Inc

Citation Statute:
Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 225: Professions and Occupations
Act 447: Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, and Locksmith Act of 2004

Website: http://law.justia.com/illinois/codes/chapter24/2474.html

Qualifications Requirement:
Upon notification of successful completion of the examination, the applicant may apply to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation (Division) for licensure.

Proof of at least $1,000,000 of liability insurance held by the applicant as evidenced by a certificate of insurance from the insurer; and the required fees specified in Section 1240.570.

A successful examination score shall be valid for 6 years. After 6 years the examination score will be void and an applicant will be required to file a new application, meeting the requirements at the time of the new application, and will be required to sit for and pass the examination.

Sec. 10-25. Issuance of license; renewal; fees.

(a) The Department shall, upon the applicant's satisfactory completion of the requirements set forth in this Act and upon receipt of the fee, issue the license indicating the name and business location of the licensee and the date of expiration.

(b) An applicant may, upon satisfactory completion of the requirements set forth in this Act and upon receipt of fees related to the application and testing for licensure, elect to defer the issuance of the applicant's initial license for a period not longer than 6 years. An applicant who fails to request issuance of his or her initial license or agency license and to remit the fees required for that license within 6 years shall be required to resubmit an application together with all required fees.

(c) The expiration date, renewal period, and conditions for renewal and restoration of each license, permanent employee registration card, and firearm authorization card shall be set by rule. The holder may renew the license, permanent employee registration card, or firearm authorization card during the 30 days preceding its expiration by paying the required fee and by meeting conditions that the Department may specify. Any license holder who notifies the Department on forms prescribed by the Department may place his or her license on inactive status for a period of not longer than 6 years and shall, subject to the rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until the license holder notifies the Department, in writing, of an intention to resume active status. Practice while on inactive status constitutes unlicensed practice. A non-renewed license that has lapsed for less than 6 years may be restored upon payment of the restoration fee and all lapsed renewal fees. A license that has lapsed for more than 6 years may be restored by paying the required restoration fee and all lapsed renewal fees and by providing evidence of competence to resume practice satisfactory to the Department and the Board, which may include passing a written examination. All restoration fees and lapsed renewal fees shall be waived for an applicant whose license lapsed while on active duty in the armed forces of the United States if application for restoration is made within 12 months after discharge from the service.

(d) Any permanent employee registration card expired for less than one year may be restored upon payment of lapsed renewal fees. Any permanent employee registration card expired for one year or more may be restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of the licensee's fitness to have the permanent employee registration card restored, including verification of fingerprint processing through the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation and paying the restoration fee.

Fees: Endorsement of Application fee: $500.00

Forms:
http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/pd-ex.pdf




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Private Investigation Cases covered in this Area:
Abondoned Property Investigation Juror Vetting (Jury Selection)
Accident Reconstruction Kidnapping and Ransom Situation
Activity Checks Labor Dispute Monitoring
Adopted Child Locate Investigation Land Ownership and Title Investigation
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital) Litigation & Legal Support (Active Case)
AOE or COE Insurance Investigation Locate Lost People
Arson or Fire Loss Investigation Loss and Theft Investigations
Background Checks (Online Dating) Lost Family Member
Background Investigation Malpractice Investigation
Background Investigation (Pre-Marital or Pre-nuptial) Maritime or Boating Investigations
Bankruptcy Due Diligence Medical and Dental Malpractice
Beneficiary Investigations Mergers and Acquisitions Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation Mind Control or Brainwashing Investigations
Blacklisting and Blackballing Investigations Missing Persons
Bomb Threats and Detection Missing Pet Investigations
Bug Sweeps Mobile Phone and PDA Seizures
Cargo and Transportation Investigation Money Laundering Investigations
Cargo Theft Investigation Mortgage Fraud Investigations
CDL Verification Mystery and Secret Shopper
Cellphone Spyware Detection Narcotics Detection
Cellphone Tapping Detection Online Auction Fraud
Cellular Forensics Online Defamation Investigation
Cheating Decoy Investigations Online Gaming and MMO Investigations
Cheating Husband Investigation Online Social Networking Investigation
Cheating Spouse Investigation Organized Crime Control or RICO
Cheating Wife Investigation Origin and Cause Investigation
Child Abuse or Molestation Other Private Investigator Case
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations Overdue Cargo Investigation
Child Exploitation and Obscenity (Pornography) Paternity Investigations and Testing
Child Support Enforcement and Collection Personal Injury
Child Support Modification Personal Protection
Cohabitation Investigation Polygraph and Lie Detection (General)
Cold Case Investigations Polygraph and Lie Detection for Domestic Purposes
Commercial GPS Tracking Polygraph and Lie Detection for Employee Purposes
Competitive Business Intelligence Polygraph and Lie Detection for Pre Employment Screening
Computer Eavesdropping Detection Pre-Employment Screening
Computer Forensics Investigation Probate Investigation
Computer Hacking Detection Process Service (Worldwide)
Computer Spyware Detection Professional Malpractice Investigations
Corporate Slander Investigation Public Interest Investigations
Counterfeiting Crime Real Estate Fraud Investigations
Counter-Surveillance Religion or Faith Based Investigation
Covert Surveillance (Tailing) Runaway and Missing Children
Criminal Background Checks and Search Sabotage Investigations
Criminal Defense Investigations Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Securities Investigations
Criminal Investigation (All Types) Sects Occult or Cults Investigations
Cyber Sabotage Investigations Security Consulting (CPP & PPS Certified)
Debugging Sexual Harassment Claims
D'enquête pour les Clients qui Parlent Français Sick Day Fraud
Dependency Investigations Signal Piracy Investigation
Digital Forensics Slander and Defamation of Character Investigations
Discrimination Claims Investigations Social Media Investigation
Diversion or Conversion Investigations Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Modification
Divorce Investigation Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Document Examination and Assessment Sting Operations
Domestic Investigations (All Types) Stock Options Fraud
Domestic Violence Stolen or Lost Cat Investigations
Drowning and Boating Accident Investigations Stolen or Lost Dog Investigations
Drug Testing Stolen or Lost Pet Investigations
Due Diligence Investigation (General) Stolen Property Investigations
Eavesdropping Detection (Bugs and Taps) Strike and Labor Unrest
eDiscovery Sub-Rosa Surveillance
Elder Abuse Investigations Substance Abuse Investigation
Electronic Discovery Services Surface or Forensic Drug Detection
Email Tracking and SMS Tracing Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Embezzlement Investigation Surveillance Detection (Countermeasures)
Employee Malingering Investigation Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Employee Theft Investigation Telephone Tapping Detection
Employment Misconduct Investigation Tenant Screening
Espionage Investigations Traffic and Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
Expert Witness Testimony Undercover and Covert Investigations
Extortion or Exaction Investigations Unfair Competition Investigations
Financial Fraud Investigations Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Fugitive Apprehension Unlawful Conduct Investigations
Gay Spouse Investigation Unsolved Crime Investigations
GPS Tracking Detection Vendor Screening Investigations
Hidden Assets Investigation Veterinary Malpractice Investigations
Hidden Assets Search (Lost or Forgotten) Water Related Death Investigation
Homicide and Murder Investigation White Collar Crime
Human Trafficking Wire and Electronic Communications Crime
Identity Theft Witness Locates and Interviewing
Inheritance Investigation Witness Statements
Insurance Fraud Investigations (Active Case) Workers' Compensation Fraud (AOE/COE)
Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement Workplace (ADA, EEOC, or FMLA Sensitive)
International Marriage Investigation Workplace Conditions Investigations
International Rendition Workplace Investigation Interview
Internet Cyber Bullying Workplace Violence Investigation
Internet Defamation and Slander Investigations Wrongful Death Investigations
Investigación para Clientes que Hablan Español Wrongful Imprisonment


Clients Serviced in this Area:
Attorneys & Legal Services Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Business (100+ Employees) Law Enforcement Specific
Business (Small Business) Medical Services or Hospice
Education Services Industry Non-Government Organization
Financial Services Industry Parental or Caretaker
Government (Local/State/Federal) Real Estate Professionals
Hotel, Bar or Restaurant Specific Security & Private Investigator
Human Resource Professionals Spousal or Matrimonial
Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

Top Case Types for Illinois
 
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Other Private Investigator Case
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Background Investigation
Locate Lost People
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Cheating Husband Investigation
Child Support Enforcement and Collection

Illinois Office Information

ICS de Illinois

112 S. Sangamon St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Phone: (312) 204-7184
Fax: (773) 924-1778
Email: eva.lopez@icsofillinois.com

Office Contact: Eva Lopez

ICS of Illinois (Chicago Main Office)

112 S. Sangamon St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Phone: (800) 285-2420 (toll free)
Phone: (312) 204-7184
Fax: (773) 924-1778
Email: ben.lopez@icsofillinois.com

Office Contact: Ben Lopez

ICS of Illionis - Granite City (Branch Office)

3822 State Route #162
Granite City, Illinois 62040

Phone: (800) 285-2420 (toll free)
Phone: (312) 204-7184
Fax: (773) 924-1778
Email: ben.lopez@icsofillinois.com

Office Contact: Ben Lopez


Case Studies

Adultery Surveillance Case Study
A concerned husband solicited the services of the trained professionals at International...

Affair During Divorce of Wife with Attorney Case Study
A husband was in the middle of an international divorce, and his wife was overseas. The husband’s...

Alimony and Disability Fraud with Surveillance Case Study
When couples divorce, tensions rise when it comes to the allocation of alimony. Imagine this…..A...

Android and iPhone eDiscovery
Cell phone spyware is more common today than ever, but this does not mean you have to be...

Android Phone and Corporate Espionage
In recent months, an increase in cases involving cell phones and tablet devices are being brought...


Papers and Press Releases

April 03, 2014
ICS of Illinois Now on Google Plus

ICS of Illinois has recently created a Google Plus account and can now be found in Google Locally via Google Maps, Google Local and Google Pages.

October 22, 2013
ICS of Illinois expands into Southern Illinois with its new Granit City Office

ICS of Illinois, a full service private investigative agency run by Ben Lopez, is proud to announce the opening of a second office in the Granite C...

January 10, 2013
John Scardina joins ICS of Illinois

International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”) of Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of John Scardina to the Illinois investigation t...

January 07, 2013
ICS of Illinois set to investigate hit and run

ICS of Illinois owner and operator Ben Lopez has recently taken on a Hit & Run Death Investigation for Mikias Tibebu


January 03, 2013
ICS of Illinois looking for Case Analysts

ICS of Illinois is looking for Case Analyst Sales Reps



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