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Unfortunately, it is likely much too late to take any action against the sister-in-law because the statute of limitations would have passed long ago. Generally, an interested party has 2 years to dispute a probate matter in this type of circumstance. However, there is a rule in Illinois called the discovery rule, which states that the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered or should have been discovered. So, it's possible that legal action can still be taken ... but I still think that it's probably unlikely. Nonetheless, it doesn't hurt to meet with a local attorney who can review the probate action from the '90s in detail to determine if fraud occurred, and if so, whether you should have discovered it back then or not.
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