Aurora residents will have the rare opportunity to renew their driver’s license, check for unclaimed cash and learn how to prevent identity theft - while meeting three state elected officials - all in one location during a special event at Aurora City Hall next weekend.
Mayor Richard C. Irvin is hosting the City and State Information Expo in collaboration with Illinois’ State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and Secretary of State Jesse White onSaturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place.
“We look forward to having three of our state’s constitutional officers with us in Aurora at the same time,” said Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “Community members will have the opportunity to personally connect with them and to access their services in one convenient location.”
Beginning at 10 a.m., Mayor Irvin will be joined by Mendoza, Frerichs and White to greet community members and make special announcements about upcoming initiatives.
The City and State Information Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in an open house format where residents can stop in at any time to visit each office:
- State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza’s office will have information on preventing identity theft and how to become a vendor with the State of Illinois. In addition, an in-depth workshop on identity theft will be held at 11 a.m. and a workshop focusing on becoming a state vendor will be held at 11:30 a.m. Both will be provided in English and Spanish.
- Visitors can visit State Treasurer Michael Frerich’s office to check the state’s iCash system and learn of any unclaimed property or money immediately. The State Treasurer is holding 2.9 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.
- For those who need motor vehicle services, there is no need to wait in lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Secretary of State Jesse White will have the Secretary of State's Mobile Unit onsite at City Hall where visitors can renew their driver’s license, state identification card and license plates.
As an added bonus and attraction, Secretary White is bringing the award-winning Jesse White Tumblerswho will give an energetic tumbling performance at Noon outside of Aurora City Hall, weather permitting. The Tumblers will be available to take photos with students and parents.
The City of Aurora will also have a booth with information on City services, events and opportunities to volunteer.
The event is free and open to the public.