Illinois unclaimed property program returns $8.1M

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Illinois state treasurer says an $8.1 million check presented to officials at an Illinois company is the largest asset returned since the state's unclaimed property program started.

The check to officials at Tenneco Inc. represents 45 properties transferred on behalf of the Pullman Company, which was bought by Tenneco in 1996.

Tenneco is a global manufacturing company based in Lake Forest.

State Treasurer Rutherford says it's good news for the Illinois economy, as well as good news for Tenneco.

Rutherford is encouraging citizens, companies and not-for-profits to check the I-Cash database to see if any unclaimed money or other assets are in their names.

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