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Unclaimed property tops $47 million in southern Illinois

Illinois Treasurer's Office

Treasurer Michael Frerichs says everyone should check the I-Cash portal

The Illinois Treasurer's Office is hoping to spur more southern Illinoisans to check for unclaimed property.

The I-Cash program links unclaimed property with its owners and beneficiaries - and more than $47 million has been identified in southern Illinois that's owed to owners, their families, and organizations.

Treasurer Michael Frerichs says in Jackson County alone, more than 100,000 unclaimed properties have a total worth of more than $13 million. Williamson County's worth is nearly $9 million.

The state returned more than $1.6 billion in unclaimed property last year.

You can get more information - and check for property - at icash.illinoistreasurer.gov

Jennifer Fuller joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as the organization’s broadcast director. She will oversee the launch and operations of CNI’s new broadcast division.

Contact Jennifer Fuller at jfuller@capitolnewsillinois.com
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