Today’s Daily Union lists the names of individuals and businesses in the area who are the latest additions to the state’s unclaimed property rolls, according to Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka.

The latest list is in addition to the 6.1 million names of property owners in the state’s unclaimed property database. The newspaper list alerts people the state may be holding their money or property - such as contents of forgotten about safe deposit boxes - and is only one means by which Topinks gets the word out.

Topinka’s staff alsosets up “Cash Dash” events throughout the state to ring the free search service to local communities, and the web site is available year round.

Examples of unclaimed property include lost wages; insurance policy payments; forgotten bank accounts; stock shares, dividents, and mutual funds; security deposit checks; the contents of safe deposit boxes; and proceeds of an estate. The Treasurer’s Office does not hold real estate.

If you find your name listed in the newspaper, you must mail a written inquiry to the Treasurer’s Office, include the name and address as published and the correct name and address for reply. If you are seeking information for someone else, you must indicate your authority to act on his or her behalf. If a name was not published and you are asking for a general search, you must indicate so in writing.

For more information about unclaimed property, contact the Treasurer’s Office at : Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois State Treasurer, Unclaimed Property Division, P.O. Box 19495, Springfield, IL 62794-9495, visit the web site at, or call 217-785-6998 or toll-free 1-866-458-7327 (in Illinois only).

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