The state treasurer wants to get rid of one and a half billion dollars in assets, and he hopes using the State Fair will move things along. Dan Rutherford says he'll set up a booth every day at the State Fair to help people find out if the state owes them money through Cash Dash.
"The state fair is a high-traffic event," says Rutherford. "It's nice having staff there to help people look up their name, help them with paper work, and we just want to make it as accessible as possible." Rutherford says the state can't use any of the assets to pay its bills because the money doesn't belong to the state. He says about 10 percent of people at a recent cash dash event found they had money coming to them. The Illinois State Fair runs August 12th through the 21st.