Chicago – It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month, and the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) has already helped life insurance consumers collect more than $8 Million this year from lost or unclaimed policies, using our Life Policy Locator. It’s a free tool available on the IDOI website that anyone may use to find out if they are the beneficiary of a deceased relative’s lost or missing life insurance policy or annuity contract.
“Families deserve to receive the benefits that their deceased loved one provided for their financial security,” said IDOI Director Dana Popish Severinghaus. “In Illinois, insurance companies must attempt to find the beneficiaries of deceased policyholders when life insurance or annuity proceeds remain unpaid, and our life policy locator service helps simplify that search process. We urge consumers to follow the instructions available on our website to begin the search for their share of unclaimed insurance benefits.”
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) reports that millions of dollars in life insurance benefits remain unclaimed each year.
You can check for unclaimed life insurance policies at these sites:IDOI: Life Policy Locator
Illinois State Treasurer: https://icash.illinoistreasurer.gov/National
Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator: Life Insurance Policy Locator (naic.org)
If you need additional assistance, you can contact the Illinois Department of Insurance at DOI.LifePolicyLocator@illinois.gov or call (866) 445-5364
The full County board meetings are typically held on the third Thursday/monthly at the Stephenson County Courthouse. Please check the link below for potential changes, times, and agendas.
County Board members also participate in Committee meetings, which are typically held the 2nd full week of the month.
Link to Agendas and Minutes
Link to the Democratic County Board Members Bios
Link to the Stephenson County Budget
Walnut Acres is a County-owned public Nursing Home in Stephenson County. Click here for information about the controversy to Privatize, an issue the Stephenson County Democratic Party is strongly against.
Link to the Democratic Freeport City Council Members Bios
Link to Freeport Ward maps
Neighborhood Watch Meetings
Officers from the Freeport Police Department
dedicate several evenings to host Neighborhood
Watch Meetings throughout each ward in Freeport.
During these meetings, they report on crimes that
occurred in the respective neighborhood, as well as
crimes happening throughout the city. Residents are
able to ask questions, follow up on local incidents,
and discuss concerns with officers and their
alderman. These meetings are always open to the
public. Find your Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Schwarz Funeral Home, 608 S. Park Blvd
4th Tuesday, every other month at 6:00 P.M
(meets an. Mar. Mav, lulv, Sept., & Nov.)
Countryside Estates. 3002 Farmdale Ln.
3rd Thursday at 6:30 P.M.
Martin Luther King Center, 511 S. Liberty Ave
3rd Thursday at 6:00 P.M.
Laurel Street Church. 1835 W. Laurel St.
4th Monday at 6:00 P.M.
First Church of the Nazarene, 125 E. Empire St.
3rd Tuesday at 6:00 P.M.
Schwarz Funeral Home. 608 S. Park Blvd
Ist Thursday, every other month at 6:00 P.M.
(meets Jan. Mar. May, July, Sept., & Nov.)
Central Fire Station. 1650 S. Walnut Ave.
4th Wednesday at 6:30 P.M.
Not sure which ward you live in?
Visit the City of Freeport's online Ward map to determine your ward and City Council representative at:
Freeport Park District website
Link to Park Board meeting dates
Link to Park Board agendas
Board members and their terms:
Sally Petersen -2023-2029
Denise McIlwain -2021-2027
Dana Stewart -2003-2009, 2009-2015, 2015-2021, 2021-2027
George Yarzak, 2005-2007 Filled an unexpired Term, 2007-2013, 2013-2019, and 2019-2025
Debbie Schwartz - 2011-2017, 2017-2023, 2023-2029