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ICash Program Posts Record Year Returning Assets

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It has been a record-breaking year for the ICash program, according to the Illinois Treasurer's office.

"In the past year, Treasurer Michael Frerichs returned more than $159 million in unclaimed property to Illinois residents," spokesman Greg Rivara said. "It was $4 million more than the previous year, and the average claim amount was $2,700."

The program aims to reunite individuals, employers, and non-profits with forgotten assets, which can include cash, stocks, insurance benefits, and what's left in safe-deposit boxes.

You can find out more about the program, and search for unclaimed assets at the Treasurer's website.