As Many Still Struggle To File For Unemployment Amid COVID-19 Crisis, CBS 2 Takes Questions To State Of IllinoisCBS 2 continues to track issues with the state’s unemployment system, which is still overwhelmed by requests amid the coronavirus crash.
During COVID-19 Crisis, Medline Pivots To Sterilizing N95 MasksNorth suburban medical equipment sterilization company Medline is transitioning its operations to sterilize N95 masks and send them out to medical providers.
Emergency Physicians' Wives Set Up Meal Trains To Send Food To HospitalsThe hunger to help those on the front lines of fighting COVID-19 grows every day.
Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program Could Be Life Saver For Some BusinessesBillions of dollars in small business loans have already been dished out, just three days after the federal government launched its Paycheck Protection Program.
Mounting Casualty Of COVID-19 Crisis: Health Care JobsEven as hospitals scrounge for professionals from the industry to treat the burgeoning numbers of people with COVID-19, others are on the sidelines as elective procedures, diagnostics and appointments are canceled or postponed.
Drop In Sales Mean Powerball Jackpots Will Get Even SmallerThe leaders of Mega Millions, the other national lottery game, haven't said if they will make similar changes to that game. Both games are run by state lotteries.
Small Biz Rescue Off To Slow Start; Some Banks Not ReadyMillions of small businesses are expected to apply for these desperately needed rescue loans from the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, which was put in place to help them retain workers and pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic.
Boeing Offering Buyouts As It Projects Recovery Will Take YearsIn a memo to employees, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said the company is offering voluntary layoff packages that will provide exiting employees with pay and benefits.
Wedding Photographer Says She Has Been Trying To File For Unemployment For Weeks, Has Gotten NowhereWith a glitching system and calls that are never answered getting in the way for those trying to file for unemployment in Illinois, one woman said she has been stuck waiting not for days, but for weeks.
Old Town Art Fair Canceled Amid Coronavirus CrisisThe Old Town Art Fair is canceled this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
As Unemployment Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Many Illinoisans Say They Still Can't Reach State For BenefitsCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov on Thursday examined the growing frustration from some people trying to get help amid surging unemployment.
Amid Record Unemployment Filings During Coronavirus Pandemic, Illinois Does Not Have Money To Fund All ClaimsJust last month, the U.S. Department of Labor warned that Illinois was one of a handful of states that would not be able to handle a surge of unemployment claims on its own.
Chicago Small Businesses Need Help To Keep Shops Afloat 'It's A Race Against Time'The wait for assistance could come as early as Friday, or perhaps a few weeks away.
Residents Snitch On Businesses, Neighbors Amid COVID-19 ShutdownsIn Chicago, a yoga studio that believed it qualified as an essential health and wellness service was closed after the city — tipped off by several residents — disagreed.
Travel Company Bookit.com Goes Out Of Business Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Without Refunding CustomersA slowdown in travel due to COVID-19 sent an online travel booking company based in Florida out of business – without refunding customers.