Advertise Now
  Home > Property Insurance Coverage > Title Insurance > Chicago Title Insurance Company

Chicago Title Insurance Company

The year was 1847 Chicago was booming. Almost 17,000 persons called it home and new pioneers were streaming in steadily to grasp the opportunities for independence, which the rich prairie soil promised. An obscure young law clerk, Edward A. Rucker, devised a system of keeping track of every recorded instrument and legal proceeding affecting real estate titles. This saved attorneys the laborious task of searching official records in connection with transfers of real property. It was a valuable service that was welcomed.
Throughout the years, Chicago Title has grown in stature with a solid reputation for integrity and standing the test of time. In 1920 the scope of the Company's business extended beyond Cook County Illinois where it started in 1847. In the late 1940s, Chicago Title moved to 111 W. Washington Street and continued developing and expanding its extensive statewide organization.

In March 2000, Chicago Title Insurance Company merged with Fidelity National Finance to become the largest title company in the nation. Much has changed in 150 plus years, but the fundamental principles upon which the Company was founded are steadfast. They are outstanding customer service, untarnished reputation for integrity and a rock solid, enduring identity that is synonymous with the necessary expertise to insure your most prized asset: your home.

In the 1950s Chicago Title reached beyond its state borders to increase its business. It was then, Chicago Title Insurance Company, as they know it today, was developed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago Title and Trust Company. As the city grew, abstract indices similar to Rees and Rucker's were established by J. Mason Parker in 1852 and Fernando Jones in 1863. This was the foundation of what was to become Chicago Title and Trust Co.

Everything you need to know about Home Insurance is here at

Permission is granted to reproduce this article as long as the above resource paragraph is left intact with active links.

Advertising Information for covermehomeinsurance
Back to Title Insurance