I live in Illinois my then husband we were married at the time received an insurance check made out to both of us. He signed my name. Is this illegal the check was for 6k if that matters?

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Usually the bank needs a writen paper with your signature for proof that you were allowing him to cash your check. Your husband was doing something against the law, watch out, he pay get into trouble when the bank, state, and government go through all the papers and such each year.
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