Q: so a land patent protects the property within the land patent if the holder steps foward
A: I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or entity. You're unlikely to have anyone holding title by means of this, since the vast majority of Illinois land patents were granted well over 150 years ago.
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