About Us


Our service is unprecedented and our quality is unparalleled.


We believe that our business grows by helping your business grow.

Competitive Edge

Meeting clients' needs without sacrificing quality or the bottom line.


about us

Citywide Title was formed by Jim DeBoer and Kevin Klank on June 23rd, 1997. Jim DeBoer, President, has lived in Chicago for the last 30 years and still currently resides on the north side. Jim has been in the title industry for over 42 years, where he began as a summer employee for Intercounty Title at the ripe age of 18. Kevin Klank, C.E.O., was born in Chicago and currently resides in Glen Ellyn. Kevin began at Intercounty Title and Credit at the age of 25 and has been in marketing and title for 25 years. Jim and Kevin are proud to be one of the few homegrown title companies started in Chicago. As a matter of fact, their first office was located out of Jim’s garden apartment!

Today, Citywide employs over 90 people and has 16 closing locations. Illinois continues to be their main focus and strength. Citywide is proud to note that all work has always been performed in the USA and has never been contracted out of the country for a cheaper cost to Citywide. Jim and Kevin have worked to maintain their original mission statement, created years ago: “To provide the highest quality of service in every interaction, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit.” Citywide continues to be among the fastest growing companies in Chicagoland. To all customers that choose to do business with us, we say “Welcome to the family!” and “Thank you for your business.”

Citywide Title is a supporter of the “Best Practices” guidelines as defined by ALTA the American Land Title Association.

Title Moves Faster With  !

Citywide’s Pro Active Settlement System now provides the attorney with a special team that will work with you on every transaction.

This Agent and the  team will first help determine and assess what services need to be performed on each transaction to reach a clear to close.  gives you the freedom to:

  • Reduce the total amount of time you spend on each transaction
  • Have more of your time focused on the client and less on paperwork
  • Get to “Clear to Close” status quickly
  • Increase cash flow

If you want to learn more about the new service that takes the hassle and headache out of the purchase transaction process and helps deliver a happier experience for your client, reach out today!

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Attorneys using the  system are simplifying the closing process like never before. You will be working with an elite settlement services team that can bring each file to a “clear to close” status quicker than ever before. You will be freeing up your time on every transaction! You can now focus on providing outstanding client representation, ultimately resulting in happier, better-served clients!

Citywide Title's  team helps to ensure that the many details that make up a successful real estate transaction are met in a timely manner. Please fill out this form to learn more about !