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Illinois Bankruptcy Exemptions

Illinois Exemption Notes

The main set of exemptions for Illinois are found in Ttile 735 § 5/12-100 &  5/12-901 et seq.  of the Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated.

Illinois' homestead exemption is a measly $15,000  and its personal property exemptions are less generous than the federal exemptions, which are NOT available in Illinois.

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Can I use the §522(d) Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions in Illinois?

No. 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/12-1201



Real or personal property including a farm, lot, & buildings, condo, co-op, or mobile home to $15,000 (husband and wife may double); sale proceeds exempt for 1 year

Motor Vehicle



$4,000 of any personal property (does not include wages)

Personal Property

See Wild Card
Bible, family pictures, schoolbooks, & clothing
Health aids
Implements, books, & tools of trade to $1,500

See Also:
Insurance, Pensions, Public Benefits, Tools of Trade, Wages & Miscellaneous

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