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The state government has $35 million, mostly in unclaimed tax refunds, that it's trying to give to its rightful owners. The State Comptroller's Website has a form that you can fill out to see if your name is on an uncashed state check. (Note that you do have to give your Social Security # on the site, and it doesn't appear to be a secure site. If you have reservations about giving out your SSN on the Web, you can also call the Comptroller's office at (217) 785-1128 during business hours.)

 
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