As we've discussed elsewhere, the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes are often forwarded to the state as unclaimed property. Among the coins, jewelry, memorabilia, and papers are other . . . special items. Ever wonder what the state is holding? Well, if you are in Springfield, Illinois during the week of July 11th, you'll get your chance to find out.
According to WJBC ("The Voice of Central Illinois") Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is opening the state's unclaimed property vault for tours during the week of July 11 (from 9 am to 4 pm). No word on whether each tour goer will be allowed to take a souvenir.