CHICAGO (CBS) — The troubled Illinois Department of Employment Security has launched a new website they say will make things more user-friendly.
We took a scroll through the site, where you can do everything from applying for benefits to reporting fraud.READ MORE: 2 CPD Officers, Woman Taken To Hospital After Hit-And-Run
Rampant unemployment fraud is something CBS 2 has been tracking at IDES since the beginning of the pandemic.
IDES pointed out that the new and improved interface will not have any impact on people’s current benefits.
The IDES public website has a new look! Visit the fully redesigned website for the latest information, news, and resources.
Note: the redesigned website does not include any changes to the unemployment benefit system. pic.twitter.com/CsRUE6Vfuh
— Illinois Department of Employment Security (@IllinoisIDES) August 17, 2021
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CBS 2 is committing to Working For Chicago, connecting you every day with the information you or a loved one might need about the jobs market, and helping you remove roadblocks to getting back to work.
We’ll keep uncovering information every day to help this community get back to work, until the job crisis passes. CBS 2 has several helpful items right here on our website, including a look at specific companies that are hiring, and information from the state about the best way to get through to file for unemployment benefits in the meantime.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Chilly Tonight, Sunny And Cool Weekend