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Find Missing Money With The Illinois State Treasurer's Office

Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is again highlighting a statewide initiative to reunite residents with their unclaimed money and property through the I-Cash program. With billions of dollars sitting unclaimed, Frerichs says it is a simple process of residents checking if they have any overlooked assets. The program safeguards various forms of unclaimed property, including unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and unused rebate cards.


Frerichs notices the surprise many citizens experience upon discovering overlooked investments or paychecks. He stressed the ease of claiming these funds, emphasizing that they rightfully belong to the people of Illinois.


Frerichs' efforts include digital media, newspaper ads, and direct mail campaigns to reach residents across Illinois. State law mandates regular publication of ads in all 102 counties and sending letters to individuals with newly reported unclaimed property of $100 or more.


Statistics reveal that approximately one in four adults in Illinois who search I-Cash discover unclaimed property, with an average claim amounting to $1,000. Under Treasurer Frerichs', $1.9 billion has been returned through 1.5 million claims. His tenure has seen improvements in technology, efficiency, and state laws, aimed at simplifying the process of claiming unclaimed property.


To find unclaimed property or missing money visit, icash.illinoistreasurer.gov.

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