In Lincoln the event will be held May 13 at the Town and Country
Bank at 303 Pulaski Street in Lincoln.
Treasurer Rutherford will not be in attendance, but staff will be
available from 10 a.m. Ė 2 p.m. to help anyone wishing to find out
if the state is holding any of their money or unclaimed property. In
fact, 169,179 owners in the four counties where the I-Cash events
will be held have $36,530,780 in unclaimed property (Adams, Logan,
Macon and Sangamon counties). This is according to the January list
of unclaimed property holders.
The rebranding of the I-Cash program has dramatically increased the
number of searches and claims filed. In the first month after the
launch of I-Cash, the number of web visits increased by 140 percent,
and the number of claims increased by 322 percent as compared to the
The treasurerís Unclaimed Property Divisionís costs, including
staff, computers and travel, are paid for through the Unclaimed
Property Trust Fund, and not by tax dollars.
The Unclaimed Property Division has more than $1.8 billion in cash,
plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been
inactive for at least five years. During 2013, the program returned
more than $139 million in cash and other assets to their rightful
owners, representing a 69 percent increase over 2010. Treasurer
Rutherford took office in January 2011.
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To find out if you have unclaimed property through I-Cash, you can
visit the treasurerís website at
follow the I-Cash link. You can also contact the Unclaimed Property
Division by calling 217-785-6998 or emailing
although searches cannot be completed by telephone.
[Text received; JULIA FREVERT, TOWN
AND COUNTRY BANK]