Local mortgage brokers are usually not well-suited to do out-of-state loans. Often, they are unaware of the local customs that prevail in other states and can foul up a transaction, keeping it from closing on time. In fact, it may be the case that your CA broker isn't even licensed to do business in IL.
National Bank Of Kansas City is a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured bank that has specialized in home loans in all 50 states for over a decade. As a federal bank, we are not subject to state licensing requirements.
I have done many home loans in IL. I would be happy to assist you. Please feel free to call or email me.
(800)375-8096 ext 0147