Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and his office will be at the Downtown Market (Main Street Train Station) on Saturday, August, 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to promote awareness of the Treasurer's I-Cash program.
The I-Cash program helps reunite owners with their unclaimed property. The State's Unclaimed Property Division has over $1.5 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been inactive for at least five years. It's common for people to lose track of their assets when they move or when loved ones pass away. Businesses and banks are required to turn over unclaimed accounts to the treasurer's office. In DuPage County, 447,095 owners have $126,661,724 in unclaimed property, according to the July list of unclaimed property holders.
- 9:00 a.m.: State Treasurer Rutherford will provide remarks and hold a media availability. Rutherford will depart at 10:00 a.m.
- 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: I-Cash staff will be on site to help residents find out if they have unclaimed property.
Some examples of unclaimed property currently held by the Treasurer's Office include:
- Money from inactive savings and checking accounts
- Unpaid wages or commissions
- Stocks, bonds and mutual funds
- Money orders and bill overpayments
- Paid-up life insurance policies
- Safe deposit box contents.
To find out if you have unclaimed property through I-Cash, visit www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the I-Cash link. The website is updated weekly to reflect new properties remitted to the office. Additionally, I-Cash teams conduct regular outreach across the state, place twice-annual notices in newspapers and send direct mail to new single-owner claimants with property worth more than $100. Contact the Unclaimed Property Division by calling 217-785-6998 or emailing email@example.com.