The state treasurer’s office recommends that Illinois residents check the unclaimed property database twice each year to make sure they’re not owed any money. In fiscal year 2019, $239 million was returned. The state holds lost or unclaimed funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate and his running mate, state Rep. Juliana Stratton, opened a field office at 5847 W. Chicago Ave. earlier this month – where they highlighted their campaign priorities for West Side voters.
Check with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to see if you’re already registered; voters will be picking their political party’s nominees for president, Congress, the Illinois Legislature and other offices.