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Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging residents in the Hillsboro area to attend his Cash Dash event on Wednesday, September 14, to determine if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them. The event will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. at Hillsboro City Hall, 447 South Main Street.

“People are thrilled to find out they have money just waiting for them through Cash Dash,” says Rutherford. “I encourage area residents to come visit me at local Cash Dash events for assistance is locating their money or property – plus 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.”

The treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division has $1.5 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois bank safety deposit boxes that have been abandoned for at least five years. The Cash Dash program helps reunite owners with their unclaimed property. On average, the Cash Dash program returns about $80 million dollars annually to owners. It’s common for people to lose track of their assets when they move or when loved ones pass away. Businesses and banks are required to turn over unclaimed accounts to the treasurer’s office.

To find out if you have unclaimed property through Cash Dash, you can visit the treasurer’s website www.treasurer.il.gov and follow the Cash Dash link. The website is updated weekly to reflect new properties remitted to the office. Additionally, our Cash Dash teams conduct regular outreach across the state, place twice-annual inserts in major newspapers and send direct mail to new single-owner claimants over $100. You can contact the Unclaimed Property Division by calling 217-785-6998 or emailing info@cashdash.net.

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