Back in March, I wondered if the Northwest Herald had been mislead by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ patronage employee Oliver Serafini.
The Northwest Herald reported on February 24th that $134,000 of county money was lying unclaimed in Springfield and listed on the State Treasurer’s I-CASH web site.
When I asked McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller in mid-March if she had received any such money this is how she replied:
As for the I-Cash monies…most if not all of these funds are unclaimed funds that were submitted to the State by County Offices per the Unclaimed Property Annual Filing requirements.
For instances, my office submits unclaimed
- r/e [real estate] refunds
- Deposit of Order of Court, and
- Condemnation that are 7 years or prior
They are not County monies.
Since a couple of months have passed, I thought it was time to check again, so I asked the Treasuer whether any money had been received Franks’ staff’s efforts.
Here’s the update from Miller:
In answer to you question, NO I haven’t gotten any money from the findings.
Actually, I am still waiting for Bridgette [Geenen] to meet with me and she has cancelled three times and haven’t heard anymore for her.