Illinois State Treasurer

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford: State Government Lacks Long-Range Planning

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it’s time for long-range planning to come to government, and the state should be run more like a business.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State’s Unclaimed Property Auction Underway

If your life lacks a mint sheet of Elvis Presley Stamps, a Davy Crockett Pencil Set or a five pound silver coin, the State of Illinois has the answer with an on-line auction running through Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Pols React To Blago’s Sentence: ‘Tough, But Fair’

Illinois politicians were quick to weigh in after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for his corruption convictions, largely saying they hope it puts an end to corruption in the governor’s office.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Dan Rutherford

State Treasurer Auctioning Off Some Unclaimed Items

The Illinois State Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol is running out of room, and Treasurer Dan Rutherford is now auctioning some of the assets online.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2011

Identity Theft

Thousands Of ‘Bright Directions’ Letters Reveal Social Security Numbers

A college savings program sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office has sent out more than 36,000 letters that had the recipient’s Social Security number on the outside of the envelope.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

Military Medals

State Treasurer Seeks To Reunite Unclaimed Military Medals With Owners

Some of America’s heroes have been separated from the medals they earned by serving our country, and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is on a mission to reunite them.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Seeks To Ease Return Of Un-Cashed Paychecks

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says a new state law makes it easier for people to catch up with un-cashed paychecks they may have forgotten about, or never received.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2011

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford

Treasurer, Comptroller Back Down From Plan To Unify Offices

Illinois’ state treasurer and comptroller have given up, at least for now, on the idea of unifying their offices.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Suspends Employee For Leaking Word About College-Savings Perk

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford suspended a top administrator for a college-savings program because she let some state employees in on a state-matching opportunity before the public heard about it.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Admits Mistakes In Bright Start Promotion

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford concedes there were mistakes made in a promotion for the state’s Bright Start college fund program.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Dan Rutherford

State Treasurer Opposes More Borrowing

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Sunday that the state’s gargantuan debt has pushed Illinois to “the verge of a financial disaster.”

CBS Chicago–05/22/2011

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

Rutherford Touts Achievements After 100 Days

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been in office for a little more than 100 days and, like other politicians, he used the milestone to highlight his accomplishments.

WBBM Newsradio–04/22/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Treasurer Encouraged By State Budget Talks

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Tuesday that he’s encouraged by the atmosphere around the Capitol this year as budget negotiations heat up.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Treasurer Pinching Pennies By Cutting Cars, Cell Phones

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Thursday that he’s cutting his office’s budget by pinching pennies wherever he can.


As of April 2011, the Illinois State Treasurer's office has about $1.5 billion in unclaimed cash and property in a vault in the Illinois State Capitol. (Credit: CBS)

State Sitting On $1.5B In Unclaimed Property

The state of Illinois is sitting on $1.5 billion and it’s just waiting for you or someone you know to claim it. It’s money owed to millions of people — unclaimed cash and property sitting in a vault in the State Capitol.

CBS 2–04/05/2011

Illinois State Senate

Illinois Senate OKs Treasurer-Comptroller Merger

Illinois senators have signed off on a proposal to allow voters to decide if the state should combine the two offices that handle state finances.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

New State Treasurer Closing 6 Satellite Offices

Newly-elected Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford followed through Tuesday on a campaign promise to close six satellite offices that he says are underutilized.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011