Treasurer: Use free state site to claim property

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Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is reminding Illinois residents to use the state's official website to search for unclaimed property.
   
Rutherford issued a warning Friday about websites that charge users to search for unclaimed property. He says the state's website is a free service provided by his office, a program knows as I-Cash.
   
The program is paid for through the unclaimed property trust fund, not by tax dollars.
   
Rutherford is encouraging residents to check the website at www.treasurer.il.gov . He says there's more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property available to owners statewide.
   
The site is updated weekly.

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