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Treasurer Warns Of Imitation Unclaimed Property Websites

A lot of people are checking unclaimed property sites to see if there’s an old paycheck, jewelry or other forgotten wealth awaiting them, but the Illinois state treasurer’s office is warning that some sites might not be legitimate.

08/10/2013

Gold South African krugerrand coins

Nearly 19,000 Unclaimed Items Up For Auction By Treasurer’s Office

The Illinois State Treasurer’s office has some Christmas gift suggestions: unclaimed property that will be auctioned off online later this month.

11/15/2012

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

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

Rutherford Hopes To Find Unclaimed Property Owners At State Fair

The Illinois state treasurer wants to get rid of $1.5 billion in assets, and he hopes using the State Fair will move things along.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

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

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