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The Illinois Pawnbrokers Association

Get to know the pawnbrokers who serve the people of Illinois. 

Frank Ingram Memorial Scholarship

The revival of the Frank Ingram Memorial Scholarship was a highlight of 2023 and we’re excited to continue to honor the legacy of giving created by Frank and his family. Now, we’re hosting a Charity Poker Tournament–which you do NOT want to miss!

SEATING IS LIMITED: So grab yours now! Buy-in is $100, and all proceeds benefit the scholarship program.

WHO:  Anyone who loves poker and wants to support the scholarship program.
WHAT: Poker Tournament COST: $100 Buy-In
WHEN: Saturday, April 20th at 5pm
WHERE: Comfort Suites O’Hare 4200 N River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176
Discounted Hotel Rooms Available: $149 + tax
Hotel discount site: www.choicehotels.com

Who We Serve

Our Customers

Every day, thousands of hard-working Illinoisians trust their local pawn shop to help them through short-term financial challenges…with dignity. 

Hear some of their stories in this video.

What We Do

What is a pawn?

Most consumers have never done business in a pawnshop, so pawnbroking is frequently misunderstood. 

This video explains what a pawn is and how it works. 

Serving Illinois Consumers

Just Say Pawn.

A pawnshop offers a transaction that is entirely unique from anything else.
For that reason, we must work to educate legislators, consumers, and others about our industry.

The Illinois Pawnbrokers Association has been honored with the prestigious State Association of the Year Award by the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) …

ATTENTION ALL ILLINOIS PAWNBROKERS: Don’t miss–Zoom meeting Tomorrow, April 2nd at 3:30 central to discuss the changes in the New Pawnbrokers Regulation …

Representatives from the Illinois Pawnbrokers Association took to Capitol Hill last week to meet with members of Congress to advocate for important issues affecting …


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Fax: +1(847)577-9711
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