The Illinois Fidlar eByte: February 2017

Last month, newly elected officials within Illinois traveled to the Fidlar office in Davenport, Iowa to learn about the processes of the Recorder’s Office and to be informed on state legislation. The day-long session was a coordinated effort between Fidlar and members of the Illinois Clerk and Recorders Association. New officials were able to interact and get answers to their question from experienced Recorders as well as Fidlar staff. Fidlar events like these allow for County Partners, both new and existing, to stay informed and enlightened on issues that affect the Recorder’s Office and the Official Public Record.



“Our goal in putting together the education session was to give new officials a leg up as they take on their new position. We wanted to give individuals an understanding of the recording process and to let them know just how important the office is to constituents. I wish I would’ve had the opportunity to participate in something similar to this when I started as an official because I think it would have helped me gain my footing.” – Lori Gadbois, Kankakee County Recorder

“As a new recorder, I learned a lot about the job and about how Fidlar could partner with me to provide better service to the public. We’ve already moved ahead with a number of small improvements and I’m looking forward to making more in the months and years ahead.” – Mark Shelden, Champaign County Recorder