Selecting the Illinois Corporation or LLC Name
The name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state of Illinois. The name of a corporation must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When developing a name for a limited liability company it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
Since the name will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity, the name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Illinois.
Illinois requires that you do not use any type of punctuation such as dashes, asterisks, periods or commas in name selection. It is advantageous to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it identifies with the goods or services you provide, but this is not required.