Man Lost Everything As He Waited On Callback From Illinois Department Of Employment Security That Never CameA man lost his home, car, and everything waiting on a call from the Illinois Department of Employment Security - a call that never came.
Suburban Man Says Unlike Others, He's Had Plenty Of Contact With IDES -- But It's Been Of No HelpA suburban man said unlike many others, he has gotten through many times to the Illinois Department of Employment Security – but it has ultimately been of no help.
State Rep. Calls Foul Over IDES Having Claimants Fill Out Paperwork To Waive Demand To Return Overpaid BenefitsThousands of jobless Illinoisans are being ordered to pay up for an overpayment mistake by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
After A Year Of Demanding Answers, CBS 2 Sits Down With Illinois Department Of Employment Security Acting Director Kristin Richards To Talk About What's Broken And How To Fix ItOn Thursday, the director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security finally agreed to sit down with CBS 2’s Tara Molina.
Government Email Addresses From Cities In Other States Are Being Used By Fraudsters Claiming To Be IDESScammers are now using government email addresses from cities in other states to send fraudulent messages claiming to be from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
U.S. Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Victims Of Unemployment Benefit FraudThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday launched a new website for victims of unemployment fraud.
Woman Says IDES Told Her Stimulus Meant End Of Unemployment Benefits; IDES Told Us It Was Probably A Scammer, But It Wasn'tA Chicago woman reached out to us after she said she got some bad information about her unemployment claim. Illinois Department of Employment Security representatives tried to blame it all on a possible scammer - but a scammer it was not.
More Than 100,000 Calls Await Service In The IDES Callback Queue, Down From 155,000 In February"The guy apologized and said he'd get it fixed, and there was nothing I did."
DuPage County Man Has Had Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Made In His Name In Two Different States -- And He's Not AloneOne Chicago area man is facing multiple fraudulent unemployment claims – and is the victim of a new kind of unemployment fraud that is crossing state lines and affecting several states.
Gov. Pritzker Addresses Callback Times, Fraud, And Other Ongoing Issues With Illinois Department Of Employment SecurityOne year after the pandemic began, Illinois' economy is still struggling to bounce back.
Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must ChangeThe Illinois Department of Employment Security is finally admitting that callback times are getting worse, not better.
Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls DroppedWe are still hearing from people who can’t get help with unemployment because of issues at the state level.
Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No NoticeA new roadblock has been thrown up for contract workers getting unemployment benefits.
Trouble Accessing 1099-G Tax Forms For Unemployment Benefits Online? A Tech Expert Has A Possible FixAfter our story this week revealing technical difficulties accessing the 1099-G tax document online, an IT expert reached out to CBS 2's Tara Molina with an idea.
'Surprising And Shocking': IDES Told To Get Help From Labor Department About Fraud ClaimsFor victims desperate to protect their identities, any help, federal or otherwise, is welcomed.