State treasurer to stop by Paxton, Watseka to help reunite residents with unclaimed property

PAXTON  —  State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is holding Cash Dash events on Tuesday, April 10, at the courthouse in Paxton and at the Administrative Center in Watseka to determine if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them.

A total of 3,536 owners in Ford County have $530,000 worth of unclaimed property being held by the treasurer, and 7,758 owners in Iroquois County have nearly $1.1 million in unclaimed property, according to the January list of unclaimed property holders.

Rutherford will be at the Ford County Courthouse, 200 W. State St., Paxton, from 2-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. His Cash Dash staff will be on site from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to help local residents find out if they have unclaimed property.

Rutherford will then visit the Administrative Center in Watseka, 1001 E. Grant St., and his Cash Dash staff will be available to assist residents from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Rutherford has also made plans to hold Cash Dash events on Wednesday, April 11, in Dwight in Livingston County.

“I encourage area residents to come visit me at local Cash Dash events for assistance is locating their money or property — plus everyone should make an attempt to review our online database annually so they don’t miss out on money or valuable assets the state is holding for them,” Rutherford said in a news release.

The treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division has $1.5 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been inactive for at least five years. The Cash Dash program helps reunite owners with their unclaimed property.

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; and safe deposit box contents.

To find out if you have unclaimed property through Cash Dash, you can visit www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the “Cash Dash” link. The website is updated weekly to reflect new properties remitted to the office. You can contact the Unclaimed Property Division by calling 785-6998 or emailing info@cashdash.net.

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