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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Peoria County Treasurer Hosting Second ICASH Event During Real Estate Tax Collection

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke will host a representative from the State of Illinois ICASH Program on August 28 and 29 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the second time the Peoria County Treasurer’s Office has hosted an ICASH event. The first event, held in June at the Courthouse, resulted in 222 claims being filed by Peoria County citizens and returned property total in excess of $100,000.

“The Illinois State Treasurer’s office wants to return property to rightful owners and we made a good start with the event in June,” said Treasurer Bjerke. “It would be great to see the citizens of Peoria surpass the June numbers.” 

This second event is planned in conjunction with the second installment due date of Peoria County real estate property taxes, which is September 4, 2019 (please see secondary press release). No appointment is necessary.

“Taxpayers can pay their 2nd installment in Room G-15 at the Peoria County Courthouse, and at the same time they may check to see if the State of Illinois is holding any unclaimed property,” said Treasurer Bjerke. 

The Illinois State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division connects residents with their unclaimed property.  Some examples of unclaimed property include uncashed payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends, insurance payments, customer deposits, credit balances or checking and savings accounts that have gone dormant for a specified period of time.  As of March 2019, there was approximately $31.2 million in unclaimed property for Peoria County (inclusive of citizens, groups and commercial businesses).