unemployment benefits

The Lincoln Memorial and other national monuments and memorials were closed to the public during the partial government shutdown in early October 2013. (Credit: Todd Feurer)

Federal Workers Who Got Unemployment During Shutdown Must Pay It Back

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.


Stack of cash (CBS)

Inmates Improperly Collected Unemployment While In Jail

People in Illinois jails and prisons are not supposed to get unemployment benefits, but some of them are.


Chicago Public Schools

Lawsuit: Laid Off CPS Teacher Can’t Get His Unemployment Benefits

A laid off Chicago Public Schools teacher is taking his former employer to court.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Photos Of Toni Preckwinkle (Left), Todd Stroger. (CBS)

Preckwinkle Slams Stroger’s Application For Unemployment

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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

Todd Stroger

Todd Stroger Applies For Unemployment Benefits

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 Protest

Unemployment Jumps As Benefits Set To Expire For Some

Unemployment jumped unexpectedly in November, hitting 9.8 percent nationwide. It came as some families learned their unemployment benefits are about to run out.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

Betty Ratulowski was falsely accused of unemployment-benefit fraud. Her accuser: state government. (CBS)

State Jobless Agency Accusing Innocent People Of Fraud

The 2 Investigators found that the system used to catch crooks trying to scam the state’s unemployment system can also snare innocent beneficiaries.