So, my brother, Jon, lives in Africa...not in the bush....they've got an apartment, running water, electricity.....he was surfing the net and checked out the State of Illinois website and ran across the Unclaimed Property list they put out every year....if you don't know, they frequently publish a list of people and "last known addresses" who have unclaimed property being held by Judy Barr Topinka. My understanding is that it's stuff like tax refunds, payments from retirement funds or defunct insurance agencies...things like that.
So, Jon emails me to let us know that Shannon (my wonderful husband) is on the list!! Not only that, but he's on the list as having over $100 in unclaimed property! We have no idea what it's from or how much it is, but let's just say that I'm hoping to be able to pay cash for my dream house in the next few months....
We filled out a form, had it notarized, and mailed it to Judy....I'll let you know when the big"welcome to extravagant wealth" party is!
But seriously, what a fun surprise! Check out the web site--you never know!