Federal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.
People in Illinois jails and prisons are not supposed to get unemployment benefits, but some of them are.
A laid off Chicago Public Schools teacher is taking his former employer to court.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday that it’s inappropriate for her predecessor, Todd Stroger, to seek unemployment benefits after losing his re-election bid last year.
Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has applied for unemployment benefits, but new Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s administration has protested the claim.
Unemployment jumped unexpectedly in November, hitting 9.8 percent nationwide. It came as some families learned their unemployment benefits are about to run out.
The 2 Investigators found that the system used to catch crooks trying to scam the state’s unemployment system can also snare innocent beneficiaries.