SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging McHenry County residents to attend his I-Cash event in the area Thursday to determine whether the state is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them.
In fact, 99,346 owners in McHenry County have $19,052,222 in unclaimed property. This is according to the July list of unclaimed property holders.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock. I-Cash staff will be on site to help residents find out if they have unclaimed property.
Rutherford will speak at 11 a.m.
The I-Cash program helps reunite owners with their unclaimed property. The Unclaimed Property Division has more than $1.6 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been inactive for at least five years.
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; and safe deposit box contents.
To find out if you have unclaimed property through I-Cash, visit the treasurer’s website at www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the I-Cash link. The website is updated weekly to reflect new properties remitted to the office.
To contact the Unclaimed Property Division call 217-785-6998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.