(765 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch.
30, par. 1)
Sec. 1. Livery of seizin shall in no case be necessary for the conveyance
of real property; but every deed, mortgage or other conveyance in writing,
not procured by duress, and signed by the party making the same, the maker or
makers being of full age and sound mind, shall be sufficient, without livery
of seizin, for the giving, granting, selling,
mortgaging, leasing or otherwise conveying or transferring any lands,
tenements or hereditaments in this state, so as, to
all intents and purposes, absolutely and fully to vest in every donee, grantee, bargainee,
mortgagee, lessee or purchaser, all such estate or estates as shall be
specified in any such deed, mortgage, lease or other conveyance. Nothing
herein contained shall be so construed as to divest or defeat the older or
better estate or right of any person or persons, not party to any such deed,
mortgage, lease, or other conveyance.
(Source: P.A. 80‑660.)