The state treasurer is reminding residents to should check to see if the State of Illinois is holding any cash or property that belongs to them. The process is free to check the I-Cash search option online at

You can see if your name is among the thousands who have missing money by searching your name, a relative’s name, the name of a business or the name of a nonprofit organization.

Examples of unclaimed property include unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts and unused rebate cards. The state treasurer is legally required to return the property to the rightful owner no matter how long it takes.

An estimated one out of every four people in Illinois have unclaimed property. Because unclaimed property is surrendered to the treasurer’s office twice each year, you are encouraged to check the database twice each year; for example, on your birthday and six months later.

Property Value Returned by County to Date

Effingham: $836,089

Fayette: $373,689

Clay: $442,090

Jasper: $373,305

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