Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs encourages Edgar County residents to stop by an I-Cash event at Paris Public Library on Tuesday, May 12, from 10am-2pm. Treasurer’s Office staff will be at the library to assist residents in checking the I-Cash database to discover possible unclaimed assets.

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The Illinois State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division connects state residents with their unclaimed property through the I-Cash program. 1 in 8 Illinois residents has an asset to be claimed in I-Cash. Assets include everything from stocks and CDs, to safe deposit boxes and valuables.

The names of 780,000 additional residents were added to the public web database after the state recently double-checked claims from years 1976 to 1992 – a time period before a computer-system upgrade streamlined the database's maintenance.