VILLA PARK, Ill. – In partnership with the Illinois State Treasurer’s office, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is hosting an I-Cash event to help local residents claim their lost funds currently being held by the state. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Conroy’s district office, located at 28 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park. Appointments are required between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and walk-ins will be accepted between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“Many Illinoisans are not aware that they have unclaimed property currently being held by the state,” Conroy said. “I’m hosting this free event at my district office to provide local residents with a quick and easy opportunity to find out if they have unclaimed property and to return those funds to those who are owed.”
The State Treasurer is holding more than $3.5 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The state holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification. Common types of unclaimed property include bank accounts, insurance policies, consumer refunds, payroll checks and more. Representatives from the Treasurer’s office will be on site at the event to check the I-Cash database, explain the process for claiming property and answer any questions.
“Each year, hundreds of thousands of new properties are added to the I-Cash program and one in four Illinois adults who search the database finds property to claim,” Conroy said. “I strongly encourage local residents to attend this event to learn if they have unclaimed property to recover.”