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The Illinois State Fair has a special event going on this year, that hasn't happened in a decade. On August 20th, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be hosting a live unclaimed property auction where many rare items will be auctioned off including an 1856 flying eagle cent, never been worn 1997 Air Jordan's, and more than 21,000 other items. Frerichs said that there was a preview of the items on August 5th, but people are still able to see the items ahead of time at the auction before noon or at illinoistreasurer.gov.

Frerichs said the items being offered are from unclaimed safety deposit boxes, and they are doing this to create space in the vault. He also said that if anyone claims an item that was theirs all of the money the state acquired from the item will be given to the original item owner.

The auction will take place August 20th on Ethnic Village stage at noon at the Illinois State Fair. Frerichs appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

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