Treasurer: State Saves Money With New Lease | NBC Chicago

Treasurer: State Saves Money With New Lease


    Dan Rutherford

    Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says the state will save about $106,000 under a renegotiated office-space lease.

    The treasurer's unclaimed property division has 43 employees in a building on Springfield's Old State Capitol square.

    The Republican says Myers Family Real Estate LLC was willing to reconfigure first-floor space. Rutherford is also putting millions of pieces of paper on microfilm so employees are moving off the building's eighth floor.

    A vault will stay on that floor.

    The new lease will save nearly $27,000 a year.

    Rutherford says the deal fulfills a priority to keep office space in the capital's downtown.