Illinois Unemployment Claims Remain At A High, Phone Numbers Waiting For Callbacks Still RisingWith unemployment claims still at a high and calls for help still on the rise, we are not out of the woods in Illinois.
Arson, Bomb Threats Among Crimes That Have Been Keeping Illinois Unemployment Offices Closed, Governor's Office SaysArsons, bomb threats, and vandalism – we have been asking for months, and now for the first time, we are learning about the crimes keeping Illinois unemployment offices closed.
Ranking Among Worst In Nation, Illinois State Unemployment Office Failing To Report Fraud InfoIllinois is one of the two worst states in the country, lagging way behind in reporting issues related to unemployment fraud in the federal program created during the pandemic, according to the Department of Labor.
WorkShare Program Allows Illinois Residents To Work While Still Collecting Unemployment, In Effort To Prevent LayoffsThe State of Illinois is making it possible for people to work and still collect unemployment – in an effort designed to prevent more layoffs.
Bill Banning Use Of Full Social Security Numbers In Letters Goes To Governor's Desk After IDES IssuesThere is now a hopeful final fix to a problem with the Illinois Department of Employment Services that CBS 2 Chicago exposed, which revealed full social security numbers mailed from the government to strangers.
Phishing Scams Linked To IDES On The Rise"IDES claimants should maintain strong, unique passwords to their accounts and never share personal account information with untrustworthy sources."
One-On-One With Gov. JB Pritzker: Reopening Unemployment Offices, A Vaccine Lottery, And The Governor's Future Political PlansIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that he feels good about the direction in which the state is heading, on many levels.
Illinois House Passes Resolution Citing CBS 2 Reporting In Calling For Reopening Of State Unemployment OfficesCBS 2 reporting has helped prompt calls for change at Illinois state unemployment offices.
Illinois Unemployment Claims Rise By More Than 2,000 In The Last Week, But Things Are Improving"Things are very rapidly improving."
Phishing Scam Claiming To Be IDES Targets Illinois Residents To Gain Access To Personal InformationEmails claiming to be from the Illinois Department of Employment Security but aren't can give thieves access to all of a person's personal information with one click.
Gov. Pritzker Says Illinois Unemployment Offices Will Be Opening In The SummerOnly 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.
Why Are Illinois Unemployment Offices Still Closed, And When Will They Reopen? Gov. Pritzker Cites Security ConcernsWith Illinois set to fully reopen in a month, will unemployment offices finally be opening too?
Illinois Can Take A Year To Repay Unemployment Benefits To Residents, According To New Federal RulesIf the state made a mistake and started taking money from your unemployment benefits to make up for it, the federal government says they have up to a year to pay that money back.
Illinois Unemployment Offices Have Been Closed For More Than A Year; State Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Calling For Their Immediate ReopeningIllinois Secretary of State’s office facilities, courts, and utility offices are all open now – but our unemployment offices that many still desperately need remain closed.
Federal Rescue Plan Is Supposed To Keep Unemployment Benefits Going, But Many Say They're Being Held Up In IllinoisMore than one year into the coronavirus pandemic, a very real struggle persists for many people in Illinois as the job crisis continues to grow.