Find unclaimed property at Cash Dash in West Chicago

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/30/2011 3:08 PM

West Chicago-area residents can find out if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property belonging to them at State Treasurer Dan Rutherford's Cash Dash event Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Cash Dash marketers will be on site to help residents find out if they have unclaimed property from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Chicago City Hall, 475 Main St.


Rutherford will give remarks at 3:15 p.m. and depart half an hour later.

The treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division has $1.5 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been abandoned for at least five years.

Some examples of unclaimed property currently held by the treasurer's office include money in inactive savings and checking accounts; unpaid wages or commissions; stocks, bond and mutual funds; money orders and bill overpayments; and paid-up life insurance policies.

Each year, the Cash Dash program returns about $80 million to owners.

"I encourage area residents to come visit me at local Cash Dash events for assistance in locating their money or property," Rutherford said. In addition, he said, "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."