I-Cash Program Returns Money To Area Residents
"It's been a dramatic success. In 2011 we were able to return for the first time in the state of Illinois to return over $100-million. In 2012, we were actually able to return $129-million," said Rutherford while with the I-Cash team in Centralia. "Think about it, that's $129-million dollars that went back into the purses and wallets of the people of Illinois that they didn't even know they had it coming."
There's a lot of assets that were last known to belong to someone in Marion County. "In Marion County, I'm holding $2.8-million worth of property with an address in Marion County and I have 15,300 names in our data base," said Rutherford. "I truly encourage everyone to take advantage and see if we have money that truly belongs to them."
While the I-Cash staff has left the local area, Rutherford says anyone can check their name and the names of their relatives on the internet. The website is icash.illinois.gov.
See other LocalNews news:An urgent call for action made during university rally
Illinois residents weigh in on proposed coal mine expansion
Illinois gets extension to determine flooding damage
SIU small business center to close due to no Illinois budget
SAT to replace ACT as college entrance exam in Illinois