Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging residents to search the Unclaimed Property Division’s database several times a year.
When was the last time you searched for unclaimed property in the I-Cash Database? Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging residents to search the Unclaimed Property Division’s database several times a year. UPD currently has $1.7 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois safe deposit boxes that have been abandoned for at least five years. “It’s common for people to check one month and find no properties in their names, only to return the next month and find cash or other property on the list,” Rutherford said in a statement. ”My office took in 198,796 new properties just in the first quarter of 2013. One of those properties could easily be yours.” One in eight Illinois residents have unclaimed property n the database, …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Officials unveil exhibit about Jan Karski, who was the first to tell the U.S. and free world about the horrors of what the Nazis were doing to Jews and others in concentration camps in German-occupied Poland in the 1940s.
Officials gathered Monday to kick off an exhibit on the legacy of Jan Karski, who during World War II alerted the United States and the Western Allies that the Nazis were perpetrating the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Polish Consul Paulina Kapuscinska led the ceremony, which was organized by the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. The exhibit, which explores the legacy of Karski, whom some call a "real-life James Bond," is on loan from the Polish History Museum in Poland. The exhibit may be viewed through April 23 at the Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The ceremony took place on April 8, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is holding the online unclaimed property auction from Monday, March 18- Friday, March 22.
Friday, March 15
Gold coins, emerald jewelry, and a four leaf clover paperweight are just some of the items that Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is offering in the next Illinois Treasurer’s Online Unclaimed Property Auction. It starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 18 and will begin closing at 10 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 22. If you are interested in seeing the items up for bid, go to the treasurer’s office’s website at www.treasurer.il.gov and click on the auction preview button. “We are auctioning off 12,444 pieces of unclaimed property in the Illinois Treasurer’s Online Unclaimed Property Auction because the rightful owners have not come forward to claim the items in more than five years,” said Rutherford. “We have a variety of interesting items to sell …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Is the state holding any of your money or unclaimed property? Find out at the I-Cash event hosted by State Treasurer Dan Rutherford at the Lake County building in Waukegan Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Tuesday, February 19
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging Lake County residents to attend his I-Cash event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Lake County building at 18 N. County St., in Waukegan. Come and find out if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property entitled to them. A reported 319,063 owners in Lake County have $87,270,495 in unclaimed property, according to the January list of unclaimed property holders. I-Cash staff will be on-hand from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to help reisdents find out if they have unclaimed property. Treasurer Rutherford will provide remarks at 2:30 p.m. "People are thrilled to find out they have money just waiting for them through I-Cash," said Rutherford. "I encourage area residents to…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Lake County Young Republicans will host the only official viewing event in the state for the vice-presidential debate at Last Chance Saloon in Grayslake Thursday, Oct. 11.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Pre-event ticket registration is required to join the Lake County Young Republicans vice presidential debate viewing event at Last Chance Saloon in Grayslake from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The free event will include food, games, Republican candidates and elected officials such as Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Each attendee will receive a limited edition Romney lapel sticker. "Come join us as we cheer the Romney/Ryan campaign onto victory as the only official debate watching event in the state!" Last Chance Saloon is located at 129 Center St., in downtown Grayslake. Doors open at 7 p.m. with cash bar and networking opportunities. At 7:45 p.m. there will be an election update from Illinois State Treasurer Dan …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford comments about Thursday's worst stock market drop since 2008 and how he's monitoring the state treasury.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Illinois Treasurer’s Office watched the markets closely today, and will continue to watch the markets closely again tomorrow for fluctuations based on actions in other countries. We believe what happened on Wall Street today began with a slight general uncertainty because of the debt ceiling debate, and was aggravated by concerns of economic and structural weakness in Europe. That, in turn, led to increased purchases in U.S. treasuries and the lowered yields which we anticipated. My senior investment team and I continue to have twice-daily briefings on the markets and their impact on the Illinois treasury. To this point, our normal course of action has been appropriate. As I explained a week ago, if necessary, we will move money from …