CHICAGO (CBS) — Only days after expressing concerns about the safety of unlocking office doors at the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday confirmed a timeline for reopening that CBS 2 first reported two months ago.
“The IDES offices will be opening during the summer,” Pritzker said.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across Chicago
The state is still working on the exact schedule.Chicago Animal Care To Give Away Free Pet Vaccines And Microchips
Earlier this week, the governor blamed security threats against IDES workers for keeping the doors at the troubled state agency closed.
Pritzker said Monday that the state is working directly with security advisors and state police to come up with a safe reopening plan.MORE NEWS: Good Samaritan's Car Stolen As He Helps Victims Of Three-Car Crash
“We want to make sure that people who are working there and people who want to come into the government offices to talk to the workers there, that everything is done in as safe a manner as possible,” Pritzker said.