Hire a Private Investigator in Illinois

Hire a Private Investigator in Illinois
Learn how to hire a private investigator in Illinois to help with background checks, surveillance and more.

Following are private investigators and investigation agencies in the state of Illinois. Before you hire a private investigator in Illinois, contact the appropriate state licensing authority to confirm current license information.
To verify a license for the state, please contact:

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

The following list of private eyes is in alphabetical order and is by no means a ranking.  Before you hire a private investigator in Illinois, we encourage you to evaluate each P.I.’s services and select the most appropriate provider based on your individual needs.  Take the time to review the agency’s website (if available) and call several different companies to ask questions and get price quotes. To learn more about hiring a professional PI firm near you, and get more details on the costs involved, read our article Tips for hiring a P.I.

All County Investigations, Inc.

P.O. Box 1424,Elgin, IL 60121
Phone: 847 429-1790
Email: eric@allcountypi.com
Website: http://www.allcountypi.com/Home.html

P.I. License # 117-001697

Capital Security & Investigations

Owner – Jim Perille, PCI
917 Lunt Ave. Schaumburg, IL 60193
Telephone – 866-524-0711
FAX – 1 (847) 524-5899

Private Investigations (Insurance fraud, Domestic and Criminal), Process Service, Mystery Shopping Service, Back Ground Checks, Security Guard Contractor.

Member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS).

Licensed in the following States:

IL Guard #122-000781
IL Private Investigator # 117-001004
CA PI # 24898
WI Guard & PI # 16483-062

ICS of Illinois

Owner – Ben Lopez
112 S. Sangamon St. Chicago, Illinois 60607
Telephone – (773) 368-3976
FAX – (773) 924-1778

ICS of Illinois provides a full range of private investigations in Illinois. The corporate headquarters for ICS of Illinois are located in Chicago, Illinois, and all investigations are performed by licensed Illinois private investigators. Our investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and reporting their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. ICS of Illinois is a private detective agency owned and operated by Ben Lopez. IL License # 117-001526

Independent Investigations LLC

Owner – David C. Hoover
300 Greenbriar Drive, #69, Normal, Illinois, 61761
Telephone – 309-261-2369

We offer the following types of investigations: Cheating Spouses, Bug Sweeps, Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Workplace Violence, Stalking, Executive protection, Security Surveys, and various other Criminal and Civil Investigations.  The owner, David C. Hoover, has investigative experience at the local, state and federal level. While employed by the Diplomatic Security Service, under the U.S. State Department, he conducted numerous protective details for visiting heads of state and other dignitaries. He has had over 1,513 hours of documented specialty training in the field. At Independent Investigations LLC, we see what others miss! Illinois Agency License #117-001425, Illinois Individual License #115-002052

Investigative Support Unit

Owner – George Gergis
2328 E Lincoln Hwy Suite 102 New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Telephone – 1-888-733-3009

Our agency is a Full-Service investigation firm providing services to a variety of clientele including law firms, corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, third-party administrators, and private individuals. Our mission is to provide our clients with the most accurate information possible. Our investigators are experienced professionals who undergo extensive training in order to provide our clients with the highest quality service. We are headquartered outside of Chicago and in South Bend, Indiana. Contact us today for a free consultation.
(Indiana License # PI20700089-Illinois License # 115002167)

Lawrence Ryan Investigations, Inc.

Owner: Lawrence Ryan
9624 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Phone: (312) 647-2017
Email info@lawrenceryaninvestigations.com
Website: https://lawrenceryaninvestigations.com

Private Investigator License Number: 117.001716

Description of Services:

For over 35 years, LRI has been building its reputation as one of the most effective private investigators in Illinois. Whether it’s a missing person, domestic case, corporate investigation, or serving process, our investigator have the skills and experience to get the job done.

In addition, by leveraging technology and our extensive network of resources, we are able to support investigations internationally.

Investigators have an array of tools available to solve your problem.
Reputable private investigators will work to find the most cost-effective solution to accomplish your goals.

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Our goal while you are here is to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision possible. Hiring a private investigator does not need to be a source of stress and anxiety.
When you are ready, give us a call for a confidential assessment. After we understand your needs and are confident we can help you, we’ll explain exactly how we can help and the costs involved.
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Mid-West Protective Service

Owner – Tim B. Flora, President
Services provided throughout the State of Illinois
Telephone – Toll Free 1-888-391-2188

A full service agency providing unmatched services to individuals, attorneys, insurance companies, corporations, and government. Services are professional and confidential. When you need the truth – We provide the facts ! Illinois License # 117-001006.

Special Solutions, LTD.

Owner – John Frycek, PPS, LPD, President
7524 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Telephone – (847) 803-6922
FAX – (773) 775-7300

The foundation of Special Solution’s Investigative Services Division is unparalleled in the industry, leading the way in experience, quality, integrity and above all, we are sensitive to the needs of our clients. Our investigative consultants are former military, federal, state and local law enforcement officers with a broad array of experience, most with over 20 years experience in the investigative field. We still believe in old fashion investigation work, while promoting a modern approach in rendering straight forward answers without excuses. We still believe in hand shakes and direct promises based upon our “word.”
Call us today for FREE investigative consultation.
Illinois # 117-1169 License

United Risk International

Owner – Craig Lawrence / Managing Director
2222 Lunt Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Telephone – 847-593-9995
FAX – 847-593-9996

Conducting investigations since 1990. Licensed in Illinois and California.  Specialize in criminal defense and civil investigations, worldwide protective services and security consulting, international records research and investigations with a specialty in Latin America.
Charter member, United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI)
Board Certified in Security Management – ASIS International (CPP)
Member – International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association
Member – UNA – USA United Nations Association of America

Illinois Private Detective Agency 117-001578

VTS Investigations, LLC

PO Box 971, Elgin Illinois 60121
Owner – Bill Vincent, Managing Partner
Telephone – 847-888-4464
FAX – 8478888588

Serving the Chicago metro area since 1980.Surveillance, witness interviews, video camera installations, missing persons, eavesdropping sweeps. Former Law Enforcement.

Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates

4932 Main St Downers Grove, IL 60515
Owner – Michael Reddington, Manger of Investigations and Consulting
Telephone – (630)-852-6800 x125
FAX – (630) 852-7081

Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates, Inc. is a nationally recognized firm established in 1982. The company provides Loss Prevention, Consulting, Interview, and Investigative services to the public and private sector. Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates are much sought after trainers in Interview and Interrogation techniques. Their programs have been acclaimed by thousands of public and private professionals across the country.

List of Counties in Illinois

Adams County, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, La Salle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, St. Clair, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, and Woodford county.

If you have any questions before you hire a private investigator in Illinois, please post a comment below.

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    • Weinstock Investigations does not appear to be in business. The phone number is no longer in service and their website is down. We have removed them from our directory. Please contact one of the other investigators listed above.


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