Illinois State Treasurer breaks down process on how to add to your wallet

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois State Treasurer stopped in the Stateline to make sure residents are aware of the new, easier process to add to their wallet.

For the last four years the State Treasurer’s Office has set records for the amount of unclaimed property, or money returned to people.

Treasurer Michael Frerich says the new website layout has helped more people find what’s rightfully theirs, and he wants to keep that streak going.

He visited multiple churches in the area, encouraging its members to check to see if they have some money waiting to be claimed.

“They can go to Illinois treasurer dot gov and click on unclaimed property and put their name in,” Treasurer Frerich said. “We also encourage people to check for their parents or grandparents or siblings because we find about one in four people who go to our website find we have something for them.”

Last year, on average, the amount people found they could claim was $1,000.

To see if you have any unclaimed property, follow this link.

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