Prepayments for the 2019 property taxes will be accepted in our office, by mail or in the drop box through December 31, 2020. After this time, no payments will be taken until the bills are mailed out around the end of January, 2021. Our... Read More.
Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The state treasurer’s office will make $250 million available to Illinois banks and credit unions that wish... Read More.
White County Treasurer Pam Armstrong says Property Tax Bills are going out late and her office is taking steps to lessen the burden on taxpayers. Armstrong says due to Supervisor of Assessments Terry Abell’s illness, the Assessor’s office just last week sent property tax... Read More.
On the morning of June 12, 2018, at the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, the former Treasurer for the City of Zeigler, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for his conviction for wire fraud and embezzlement from a... Read More.
Today in federal court in Benton, Illinois, Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, the former Treasurer of the City of Zeigler, Illinois, pled guilty to five counts of wire fraud and embezzlement from a local government, announced Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.... Read More.
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate’s vote to pass House Joint Resolution 66. The passage of the resolution weakens protections for employers who choose to offer Illinois’ Secure Choice retirement savings plan to their workers. Frerichs championed... Read More.
A shift in investment strategy that embraced longer-term investments and higher yields allowed the state to more than double its investment income to $26 million in the first quarter of this year, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The shift is possible after an... Read More.
Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs today announced a partnership with Econ Illinois to help improve financial literacy among Illinois students. The announcement was made during Money Smart Week at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. “We are excited to partner with Econ Illinois to promote Illinois’... Read More.
A statewide newsprint advertising push began this week to reunite Illinois residents with approximately $2.8 billion in unclaimed property, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. Frerichs drew attention to the advertising blitz to reassure residents that the unclaimed property effort is legitimate. The treasurer’s office... Read More.