IL Treasurer: Use Free State Site To Claim Property

Aug 12, 2013

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Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is reminding Illinois residents to use the state's official website to search for unclaimed property. Rutherford issued a warning Friday about websites that charge users to search for unclaimed property. He says the state's website is a free service provided by his office, a program knows as I-Cash.

The program is paid for through the unclaimed property trust fund, not by tax dollars. Rutherford is encouraging residents to check the website at . He says there's more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property available to owners statewide. The site is updated weekly.