Unclaimed property to be auctioned at state fair

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is hosting a live unclaimed property auction at the Illinois State Fair this year.

The public was given a preview of the items at the state capitol Wednesday.

Many rare coins and historic items from Illinois history will be up for sale.

The items come from people who store the items in deposit boxes and then either forget them or pass away without leaving the items to family members.

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