COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To give local residents and businesses an opportunity to claim their unclaimed cash or property held by the state, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is collaborating with the Illinois State Treasurer’s office for two free ICash events on Friday, May 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, May 30 from 9 to 12 p.m. Both ICash events will be held at the 6 Mile Library in Granite City at 2145 Johnson Road.
“I wanted to provide multiple opportunities for individuals in my district to take advantage of this service offered by the Illinois Treasurer’s office,” Stuart said. “I encourage residents and business owners to come to this event to begin the process of reclaiming their property from the state.”
State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ office has $2.5 billion in unclaimed property that belongs to people across the state. Figures from last year show that residents in Madison County reclaimed over 2 million dollars from the state, with help from the ICash process. The property can be held in various different forms, which can include checking accounts, savings accounts, uncashed wage and payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends and stock certificates, insurance payments, utility deposits, customer deposits, accounts payable, credit balances, refund checks and more. A representative from the treasurer’s office will be available to check the ICash database and help file claims to property.
Who: State Rep. Katie Stuart and the Illinois Treasurer’s office
What: ICash events to check for unclaimed property
When: Friday, May 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 30 from 9 to 12 p.m.
Where: 6 Mile Library, 2145 Johnson Road in Granite City