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Record Information Services’ Mission is to provide the most current and accurate public records and Big Data solutions to consumers, professionals and businesses throughout Illinois. We collect, compile and upload public records to our website from 25 Illinois Counties, which is used by small and large organizations nationwide as a source of marketing leads, custom reports and statistics.

Our History

Record Information Services, Inc., founded in 1993, was created with the purpose of providing Illinois businesses with timely and complete public record data. In the company’s origins, printed paper reports were mailed to clients in the industries of banking, legal, credit, and several other financial industries who wished to either look for new business opportunities or to see if current clients were facing financial difficulties. Clients subscribed to weekly public record newsletters, which included information gathered from public records such as bankruptcies, lawsuits, divorces, and foreclosures. Over the years, with the transfer of data to the internet, the diversity of Record Information Services’ clients expanded widely to include many others who wished to farm public record leads for marketing opportunities. The desire for different types of data has grown as well, and we now offer 18 different types of public record databases on our websites. With the introduction of a consumer background check website, CheckIllinois we now cater to businesses and private consumers alike. As a custom public records data compiler, we take pride in our ability to provide multiple web-based BIG DATA solutions to meet our client’s specific needs.

Our People

Mr. Jeff Metcalf
CEO & Founder
Mr. Wiseman
CTO & Online Strategist
Ms. Pamela Banbury
Mr. Johnson
Chief Privacy Officer
Ms. Patty Maier
Dir. of Data Management
Mr. Stocks
Sr. Internet Architect
Ms. Barbara McElhaney
Account Executive

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  • Working with Record Information Services, Inc., has always been a pleasure. Their professionalism, integrity, and work ethic, is unmatched in the marketplace. Data is always delivered on time, and accurate. Calls are returned promptly. Their customer service is first-rate. I have worked with many data companies over the years, and I highly recommend Record Information Services, Inc. to anyone contemplating data purchases.

    Bob Zunker, Partner of Direct Mail Solutions, LLC., Carol Steam, IL

  • In our group of title company offices I have heard nothing but praise for Record Information Services, Inc. and their service

    Stacy Teegardin, CSI/HE Supervisor, Chicago Title Company

  • Our organization has been working with Record Information Services for over 20 years. They provide us with a number of court data related services that are vital to our business needs. We know we can always count on RIS for consistent, timely service of the highest quality. Due to changing market conditions we have had to ask RIS to make many changes to the data that we request and RIS has always come through for us and provided us exactly what we need. Jeff Metcalf and his team provide our staff with an excellent level of customer service and they always have time for us. We do not look at RIS as a vendor but rather as a valued business partner.

    Michael F. Carsella, Senior Operations Manager

  • Record Information Services has provided a thorough source for us to do our analytics. They have great categorical breakdowns! Their customer service is second-to-none!

    S.G, Illinois Association of Realtors

  • I've been using Bankruptcy Public Records online at www.public-record.com for well over 10 years. Record Information Services provides marketing data at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend them.

    Gary Hall, Auto Finance, Naperville, IL

  • Record Information Services is a great source for research and for identifying potential new customers in our market area. The website is easy to use, and Jeff Metcalf and his staff provide excellent customer service and support.

    Karen Everhart, Marketing, Old Second Bancorp, Aurora, IL

  • Record Information Services' customer service and data quality are excellent!

    Jeffrey M. Leving, Attorney At Law, Chicago, IL